During the summer holidays we have opened the doors at Badgers Wood Care Home to families from Drayton and the surrounding areas. This week residents and local children got creative at our junk modelling day. Working together, they created some impressive works of art.
Joan Frost, resident, said “it’s such fun working with the children, they have such fantastic imaginations, and the creations are amazing!”.
Fellow resident, Ethel Boast, added “Look at these colourful creations! Hearing the laughter and buzz of these children being here with us is so uplifting.”
We strive to provide fun, engaging events for our residents and wanted to share them with the local community. Not only are these gatherings fun for all involved, they also have great benefits for residents’ health and well-being. The collaboration between generations can improve memory and thinking skills, through social interaction and engaging activities.
Anne Riches, Badgers Wood Care Home’s Registered Manager, said: “it is inspiring to see how the children interact with our residents, and vice versa. There are no barriers when you are working together on a project, which is not only engaging for all age groups and very creative and dexterous, but also shows that recycling and reusing can be fun.”
The weekly themed events are happening every Tuesday at Badgers Wood Care Home over the summer holidays, and will continue for pre-school age children when the new school year begins.
Our residents would love you to join us for some cupcake decorating next Tuesday 20th August 2019.