Gillingham care home residents soak up sun with garden games

Croquet on the lawn
Croquet on the lawn

With the summer months drawing to a close, residents of Rogers House embraced the final few weeks of sunshine with some alfresco fun and games.


Autumn may be well on its way but whilst the sun is still shining, residents of the Wigmore residential home made the most of the warm weather and enjoyed an afternoon in the garden.


Residents basked in the sunshine and got involved with a variety of nostalgic games, from giant dominos to croquet on the lawn, whilst they stirred up a bit of friendly competition and tucked into some homemade lemonade.


Lorraine Laker, care coordinator at Rogers House said: “We have lovely gardens here so when the weather is nice, the residents like to get out and make the most of them.


“We believe that spending time with one another outside is very beneficial for our residents, as it boosts morale, stimulates their minds and helps to build our family atmosphere.”


The Abbeyfield Kent Society is proud to embrace the principles of the Eden Alternative within its homes. The theory focuses on eliminating feelings of loneliness and boredom from older people in care homes by implementing varied, creative and novel activities.


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