Using flowers kindly donated by their local Sainsbury’s store, residents of Barnes Lodge, the Abbeyfield Kent Society‘s new care home in Tonbridge, brightened up a grey autumn day with a spot of flower arranging.
Using a variety of magnificently coloured flowers, residents of the new Tudeley Lane care home brightened up a dull and chilly morning and created their very own flower displays.
Getting creative with their flowers and foliage, the residents embraced their imaginative sides and put together some beautiful bouquets, whilst nattering to one another over a cup of tea.
Nicola Newman, activity coordinator at Barnes Lodge commented: “The residents had a lovely morning getting stuck in and being artistic with the wonderful collection of flowers, they really were absolutely lovely and there were so many of them, so we’d like to thank Sainsbury’s once again for their kind donation.”
Research has proven that there are many benefits of flower arranging for older people. As well as enabling residents to be creative and use their imagination, it also encourages use of the fingers and hands and is a great stress reliever, promoting a calm atmosphere.