Tonbridge care home residents step into spring with flower arranging

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Vicky and Norman enjoy flower arranging

With the sun finally shining and spring looking like it’s on its way, residents of Barnes Lodge Care Home in Tonbridge enjoyed a seasonal activity of flower arranging.

 

The new Tudeley Lane care home was filled with plenty of stunning fresh flowers last week, when residents got together to enjoy a spot of flower arranging.

 

Equipped with roses and tulips in various colours, as well as gypsophila and an array of foliage, the artistic residents spent a morning creating their very own beautiful bouquets, which they used to adorn the home and their bedrooms once complete.

 

Nicola Newman, social activities facilitator at Barnes Lodge said: “The residents here absolutely love flower arranging as it’s a very relaxed and calming activity, which they can get involved with whilst enjoying a cup of tea and a natter!

 

“They had a great afternoon using the flowers and foliage to make their own arrangements, which once complete, looked lovely in their rooms.”

 

Flower arranging is hugely beneficial for older people for a number of reasons, not only do the bright spectacles bring about cheer and positivity, the activity also encourages coordination and the use of hands.

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