Farnham Mill had a touch of spring this week with crafts, music, a spring themed afternoon tea and even some time on our balcony sitting in the sunshine with our sun hats on!   We also welcomed the pygmy goats and enjoyed a new singer performing for us.

Monday 20 March, our music therapist, Laura held a music therapy session in our activities room and then continued with one-to-one therapy for residents in their rooms.

Other residents did a little painting – spring flowers were the subject of the day, and it’s a nice opportunity to sit together and chat with a cup of tea.

In the afternoon we all enjoyed an “Afternoon Tea” on each floor.  A chance to meet new friends and taste the delicious cakes on offer.

Tuesday 21 March, in the early morning our residents were able to spot the heron sitting amongst the daffodils whilst on their walk.  We then had a visit from Bowser, the pygmy goat.

In the afternoon, Woodlands and Hill Brow Dementia choir met at Farnham Mill for their rehearsal.  It’s an opportunity for residents from all four homes to come together and sing.  After a few more rehearsals there may be a performance so watch this space……

Wednesday 22 March, we got ‘crafty’ and made some table decorations for our spring themed afternoon tea, later in the week.  This sparked lots of conversation about our favourite spring flowers and the joy of seeing them appear in our gardens.  We were very pleased with our efforts.

In the afternoon, we had a new singer at Farnham Mill.  Stephen Gray sang and played his guitar he got us singing along with him and dancing away.  We had students from Lord Wandsworth College who also joined in the fun.

Thursday 23 March, we started our morning with exercises – lots of early morning stretching around the home.

In the afternoon we gathered to arrange the colourful flowers, which we put in our rooms and lounge areas, they look and smell lovely.

In the evening three of our residents went to Hill House to represent Farnham Mill at the quiz night, raising funds for Families Supporting Care.

On Friday 24 March, after residents enjoyed a spa morning, they enjoyed a spring themed afternoon tea together.  This always gives residents an opportunity to chat and meet new friends.

Saturday 25 March, in the morning some residents enjoyed spring wordsearches and crosswords, whilst others enjoyed a walk outside in the sunshine.

Balloon games were played around the home, it was certainly a busy morning at Farnham Mill.

Saturday afternoon was a chance for residents to spend time outside and enjoy relaxing hand massages.  What a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Sunday 26 March, some residents watched the local church service in our activities room, using this room gives the residents peace and tranquillity and a chance to sit peacefully with their prayers and thoughts.

In the afternoon residents gathered for a spring quiz – lots of questions about spring flowers, Easter and, of course, springtime on farms.  We didn’t take it too seriously and helped each other with the answers.