September Activities Summary…

Brrrr!  I am a little late this month so sorry!  But as I am writing this John has put the HEATING ON !  I cannot believe the quick change in temperature.

Here we go…this is what we were up to on Monday mornings in September;

When I arrive on a Monday morning I am given a lovely coffee to join the lovely ladies and gentlemen already in the Conservatory where we have a chat an put the world to rights!

Slowly we are joined by more Residents ready for our Exercise and Reminiscence Session followed by listening to music that has been requested the week before.

On the first Monday of September it was a lovely day and we had the conservatory doors open with the sun shining in and Reuben and Eddie playing outside (it was an inset day so they accompanied Nanna to Valerie Manor!)

After the Exercising to an Aromatherapy CD we listened to some music from the ‘Wellington Whalers’…….a CD purchased on the Raft Race Day at Shoreham where Zoe, Alan and their friends completed the Race coming third!  A lovely day and some lovely music from the Wellington Whalers who were performing live on the day.

I passed around another CD and asked for requests….Reuben came in at that point and looked at the music and said ‘can we have When the Saint Come Marching In’  I was so impressed by his knowledge of an old tune until he said it was the Anthem of Southampton Football Club!……I should have known better.  Made us all giggle.

Another week we started talking about cars being prompted by my experience in an Electric London Black Cab!…..very quiet….very smooth!  The vehicles that were owned were remembered as, a grey and blue Hillman Minx (my dear dad used to have a green one) an Austen A7, a Honda Civic, Range Rover, a VW Dormobile with sliding doors and one resident had a Lambretta .

We sometimes have a Genera Knowledge Quiz always having someone answering  albeit Residents, Staff or visitors!   Can you name ALL of the 7 Dwarfs?…..they did!

When asking about Henry Vlll’s wives a lovely lady told us how she remembered how many and what happened to them….Divorced/Beheaded/Died/Divorced/Beheaded/Survived!  I learn something new every week!

Keep warm and dry!

Robin