Our residents headed out to have picnics this month to enjoy the last few good days of weather.
Residents enjoy getting out and feeling the sun on their face and the wind in their hair.
We found a wonderful spot where residents sat on benches and enjoyed the picnic we had brought with us while watching the boats in the harbour and the swans gliding along the water.
Enjoying the scenery of the local area is important to our residents and is a great way for them to socialise with each other and the locals.
Our picnic trips positively promote socialisation among residents. They have the opportunity to spend quality time with one another, as well as create strong bonds with our staff. Being outdoors in a natural setting, such as a park or beach, allows residents to connect with nature. The fresh air, scenery and sounds can have a calming effect, improving our residents' overall well-being.
The sensory experiences during a picnic, such as feeling the warmth of the sun, the breeze on their skin, and the smells of freshly cooked food can awaken residents' senses, contributing to their sensory stimulation, which may even provide a sense of nostalgia.
As residents partake in lots of walking and movement during our day trips, this supports their physical health and mobility, and we believe it's important to keep residents active.
We will miss the warm weather, but nevertheless will still plan many day trips during autumn and winter for residents to enjoy the fantastic amenities on their doorstep.