The home lounge at Elmwood became a tropical oasis recently as residents enjoyed an afternoon zest activity. The activity was based on a Desert Island Workshop and delivered by Karima from the charity, Bright Shadow. Established in 2009, Bright Shadow enables people living with dementia to live well and to thrive through creative and meaningful activities.
To get into the spirit of being on a desert island, residents first immersed their hands in sun cream. They then enjoyed several activities – from singing “Copacabana” and “Summer Holiday”, holding blue Lycra sheets which imitated the sea, and playing with beach balls, to finding treasure items from the trays full of sand. Residents were also encouraged to use their imagination and share thoughts about a photo of an old abandoned ship to create a story, which they called Journey to Home.
Afterwards, there were drinks and cakes on offer and everybody agreed they were well-deserved. Jenny, a resident at Elmwood, commented how great it was to be part of this session and added: “I really enjoyed it. I felt like I was on the beach.”
George Kalsi, Activities Carer, also noted: “The session was fantastic. It brought so much energy and fun to everyone!”
Residents at Lovewalk resumed an old activity, back by popular demand, sailing at Greenland Dock. The sailing club “Tideway Sailability” specialises in providing sailing opportunities for all, no matter what your ability or disability. This time we took 4 new sailors who had never been sailing before and they tried…
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Love Walk visit Mudchute Farm
In the last month, activity carers at Love Walk have run two trips to Mudchute Farm as the trip was so popular. The 32-acre farm was established in the 1970s on derelict land on the Isle of Dogs. Today it is a hugely popular community site, with many animals including rare-breed…