As part of the annual Mayor’s Picnic in Romsey, Abbotswood Court Care Home invited young visitors at the event to share their favourite things about their grandparents on postcards. The luxury care home’s stall at the picnic attracted many visitors who wrote postcards, snapped pictures with the Abbotswood Court selfie frame and took part in music demonstrations.
The family-friendly day out in Romsey’s Memorial Park enabled people of all ages to get together, socialise and make new friends whilst joining in fun activities to celebrate the summer together. Attendees also got to join in Abbotswood Court Care Home’s music demonstration which provided a taster of their regular ‘Movement to Music’ program and emphasised the importance of physical activities for the elderly.
Gemma Ridout-Bowden, General Manager of Abbotswood, said:
“We had such a fun day at the Mayor’s picnic, interacting with the little ones, their parents and grandparents. It was great to see the Romsey community coming together. The children responded very well to our postcard exercise and they wrote some sweet things about their nans and granddads whilst our ‘Movement to Music’ demonstration got visitors dancing and thinking about the importance of exercise for all ages!”
Postcards written by the children at the Mayor’s Picnic included:
“To nan: thank you for being the best nan ever.”
“Loving and giving, take care of me, do sports with me.”
“My grandad can still do Rolly Pollys.”
“I love my nan and grandad so much, they are so kind.”
“Very nice, very kind, best-made lunches ever.”
“They are the best because they look after us.”