Last week, with the sun shining, we decided to get some exercise and do some outdoor activities. Some residents preferred to stay indoors but were able to play the same games. Knocking the cans down took quite a bit of concentration and a lot of hand eye coordination. There were more than a few laughs – which is always the best way when you’re exercising!
It was with great sadness that all of us at United Health learnt of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip this week. All of our residents have lived through the same times as he did, and have seen his extraordinary contribution to the nation and the support he showed to the Queen for over seven decades.
He will rightly be remembered for having promoted important causes, such as wildlife and climate issues, way ahead of his time. His steadfastness and calmness at times of crisis are well known and he will be missed by the whole country. Our deepest sympathies go to his family at this time and we are sure that all our homes will be reflecting on their own memories of his service and achievements over the coming days.
Everyone had a fab time here at Coppice and Oakside over the Easter weekend. We had a delicious afternoon tea – which didn’t last long! We also thoroughly enjoyed an Easter egg hunt which took place around the house and garden. Needless to say the eggs didn’t last long either! Great fun was had by everyone – we hope you enjoyed your Easter too.
This is a phrase often used, but is really important to each of our residents. We have communication books in the home with each resident having their own person centred book. This ensures we are meeting each individuals needs and gives them independence as they can choose what they would like to do. In the weeks coming we are adding more books and different personalised communication methods so we can be absolutely sure we are meeting everyone’s individual needs.
Our lovely residents had great fun supporting Comic Relief and Red Nose Day last Friday. We decorated lots of funny red faces and had our own puppet show. Lots of laughs were had as everyone really enjoyed the show and the day.
The Bake-off between Coppice and Oakside continues. This time it was retro school puddings and they was very close but Oakside won with the sponge pudding and golden syrup sponge …but the cornflake tart also tasted great!
Lovely resident Caz celebrated her Birthday this week and what a fun day it was. We decorated the home with loads of balloons and there were loads of card and presents. Of course our staff made her a cake which was really yummy. We hope Caz really enjoyed her special day….judging by the smiles she certainly did!
Here at Coppice & Oakside our residents thoroughly enjoyed joining in with celebrations for St Patrick’s Day. They spent the day making some fab looking cakes, doing some colouring in and playing bingo. Perfect day really…oh and the cakes tasted great!
Yes the day finally arrived at Coppice & Oakside, when we once more donned our aprons, took up our mixing bowls and started to bake. This weeks challenge…Scones. We had plain, cheese and sultana scones in a fantastic competition with fabulous and tasty outcomes. The judges thought long and hard about the result and the winner was…..both homes…it was a tie. Both as good as each other. Once again it was a lovely thing to do enjoyed by everyone who took part and we are looking forward to the next one.
This week at Coppice, one of our lovely residents made the suggestion that we have a spa day, as she was missing her weekend spa trips during lockdown. Well we didn’t need much convincing that this was a good idea! We had a really great time creating the right ambience with a calm area, waterfall music and dim lights. Treatments included nail painting, massages, foot spas, hair and face masks, and foot and hand packs. The day was a real success and everyone enjoyed themselves loads – so much so that some people were so relaxed they fell asleep before waking up for tea and homemade cake! This might become a regular activity…..