Special occasions like carnival weekend call for special celebrations, so the team at Limetree Care Home invited the residents from Windmill to join their activity day. The team planned a carnival-themed BBQ so the groups could come together, make new friends and experience a refreshing change of scenery in the summer sunshine.
The team at Limetree Care Home had prepped for their arrival, by decorating the garden with brightly coloured objects and tropical-themed items. Garlands and other clothing accessories had been placed on the tables, so residents could immerse themselves in the theme and feel the carnival spirit.
As the residents, relatives and friends of Windmill arrived at Limetree, they were greeted with open arms and upbeat music. They all spent time meeting each other, reconnecting and catching up before taking their seats at the tables and helping themselves to drinks. Food was served in a buffet-style format, so was available for people whenever they wanted it, meaning they could fill the rest of their time dancing, singing and making happy memories with each other.
Encouraging care homes to take part in group activities, helps the residents to make new friends and gives them someone else to stay in touch with in their free time. You could certainly see this happening at the BBQ, as people were introducing themselves to each other and enjoying moments of laughter throughout the day.
The event was filled with positivity, dancing, singing and storytelling, so everyone had a great time in each other’s company.
After a thoroughly enjoyable day in the sun, the residents headed back to their care home for a much-needed rest. During the journey back, they each spent time reflecting on the day and sharing their favourite moments, making for an enjoyable trip.