With summer in full swing, residents at Rogers House Care Home in Wigmore embraced a seasonal activity in the form of flower arranging on Tuesday 16th August.
Using a variety of beautiful flowers, residents of the care home enjoyed a sunny morning creating their very own personalised flower displays in the home’s activity room.
Getting creative with their flowers and foliage, the residents fashioned a number of striking spectacles, whilst listening to Frank Sinatra and gossiping with one another over tea and biscuits.
Roxy Shah, activity coordinator at Rogers House commented: “Our flower arranging activity is very popular amongst the residents here, we put our Frank Sinatra cd on and they all sing along whilst perfecting their arrangements, it really is such fun, they don’t usually stop laughing for the entire time!”
Research has proven that there are many benefits of flower arranging for older people. As well as enabling residents to be creative and use their imagination, it also encourages use of the fingers and hands and is a great stress reliever, promoting a calm atmosphere.