Tonbridge care home residents step into spring with flower arranging

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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