Memories are a lovely thing to celebrate. Which is how our resident’s at Warnford Close recently celebrated their care home’s National Day of Arts. The theme was ‘memories’ and attracted participation from both residents and their support workers. Juliette, one of the residents, came up with the idea of a memory tree, which everyone thought was a brilliant idea. Every person then contributed to the design and the building of the tree.
First things first
We started off by thinking about how we could display all our memories on the tree. Then, we started to build the tree trunk. This was done by using clippings from the garden. We all spoke about our favourite memories and wrote them down. We then then created the leaves from these. There are some really wonderful memories captured on the tree!
Then, on Sunday, residents made food that they loved when they were younger. Some of the items on the menu were:
- bubble and squeak
- fish and chips with mushy peas
- corn beef hash
- banana cake
- strawberries and cream for dessert
Caroline Woods, who is manager at Warnford Close, wasn’t present at the event. But said she’d have made a knickerbocker Glory if she was. She also said she would have loved to have eaten the corn beef hash!