Residents at Orchard Blythe in Coleshill, Warwickshire, keep active with stained glass paintings, arts and crafts and even try a bit of dancing.

We checked in with Orchard Blythe to see what residents had been up to throughout September, and they sure have been busy.

Local volunteer Lyn came in to help run an arts and crafts session for the residents, which they thoroughly enjoyed. Residents Joan and Doreen put together some lovely canvases using all sorts of paints and decorations, and they looked great. Residents Janet, Jean and Winnie (who is an amazing 102 years old) all made their own stained glass paintings, which they were very proud of. The home also welcomed their regular singer for the afternoon, and Barbara and Janet got up and had a good boogie with her whilst she entertained the home!

                 

                

During ‘Tools Down’, a new initiative to encourage staff in all departments to halt their tasks and spend 30 quality minutes with residents, staff and residents got together to enjoy conversation. Orchard Blythe’s laundress, Linda, sat down with resident Gillian to reminisce over some old personal photos, and staff members Theresa and Tina did an exercise activity with Winnie. This initiative aims to keep everyone connected with meaningful engagement and communication.

              

Orchard Blythe is a 50 bed home situated in Coleshill, Warwickshire. This spacious home provides expert care for older people, including those living with dementia.

To find out more, call Orchard Blythe on 01675 467027 or email orchard.blythe@runwoodhomes.co.uk.

For more information on Orchard Blythe, visit https://www.runwoodhomes.co.uk/homes/orchard-blythe.

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