We have enjoyed another busy week at Farnham Mill. Wimbledon is a very British event and so we enjoyed lots of reminiscing about our favourite tennis players over the years and even played a table tennis tournament.
Monday was a day of celebrations within our home. Firstly, we celebrated our wonderful NHS service – 73 years, and we all shared stories of how the NHS has helped not just us, but our families throughout our lives.
Another very special birthday was celebrated by our resident, Niki, 90 years young. We love being able to share these special events, as well as enjoying the cake of course !
We played ball games on Tuesday. It’s one of the ways we like to stay active here and with the staff playing along we like to show off our skills.
We had a lovely treat in the afternoon as Louis played the piano for us. Gathering together to listen and sing along really lifts our spirits.
Wednesday morning, whilst we were catching up with the news, Daisy the dog visited us. She always makes herself comfortable and we love having her around the home.
In the afternoon David, our wonderful volunteer, did a giant crossword with us. It certainly keeps our brains active figuring out the clues.
It was also World Chocolate Day so our Activities Team came round with a lovely trolley of our favourite chocolates – mint, milk, orange, dark and even some Milky Bars. We couldn’t say no !
Thursday morning was a chance to relax, some residents did painting – the theme was tennis fashion. Whilst others enjoyed their morning tea in the garden. There’s always something for everyone.
Thursday afternoon is an opportunity for all the ladies to gather together and arrange flowers. We seem to have more every week and its such a colourful, sensory task to take part in.
On Friday residents decided to do jigsaw puzzles and look at magazines and books, along with venturing out for walks in the garden.
Saturday and in preparation for the Wimbledon Ladies Final, our residents took part in a table tennis tournament. It brought back memories of playing table tennis with our families and at school.
During the afternoon, whilst watching the Ladies final, we were treated with a great Wimbledon tradition of strawberries and cream and scones with jam and clotted cream. Delicious
Sunday morning starts with our Church of England service. A chance to come together and pray before enjoying our Sunday roast.
In the afternoon we got to celebrate a couple’s wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, they were apart on the day of their anniversary so chose to celebrate it on Sunday whilst watching the men’s final together. Congratulations to you both.
Of course, a lot of excitement was also building for the football match – England in the final. Lots of anticipation and chat about what the score would be – GOOD LUCK ENGLAND