Spring’s been a long time coming, especially for our residents, who have been itching to get out in Fairdene’s beautiful garden. The first flush of good weather was excuse enough for a tea party, so the kitchen got busy with making cakes, and the residents installed themselves on the lawn.
Getting out in the garden is a huge joy for our residents, and we’ve made it as tranquil space as we possibly can. There’s also the added element a recreation of the post war era, with shops, tea rooms, memorabilia, costumes, food and drink, and music lovingly put together to bring back memories of the 1940’s. It helps keep residents connected with their pasts, and provides them with entertainment, fun, and something to have a good old chat about. Families and friends of residents also enjoy taking a trip down memory lane with their loved ones, and it’s certainly a talking point for many that visit.
We’re always thinking of new ways to keep the memories of our residents alive, and with this special approach at our Sussex care home, we’re hoping to prove that it doesn’t have to be boring! See the Memory Lane video here.