With summer in full bloom, residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home spent an afternoon embracing a seasonal activity of flower arranging.
Creativity was in the air at the new Tudeley Lane care home, when the residents go together to let out their artistic sides and create some beautiful bouquets.
Using lots of different flowers in an array of colours, the inventive residents spent a relaxing afternoon building their bouquets and making some beautiful displays. Whilst creating their masterpieces, they enjoyed a cup of coffee and discussed their creations with one another.
Nicola Newman, activity coordinator at Barnes Lodge said: “The residents absolutely loved the flower arranging activity, they thoroughly enjoyed making their own individual displays and kept commenting on how beautiful the flowers looked.”
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.