We’ve found lots of fun ways to keep ourselves occupied over the last few weeks. We’ve been keeping our minds busy with colouring, playing games and reading. We’ve also kept our hands busy with arts and crafts, baking and gardening. Everyone has their own favourite activities and hobbies and the home always does its best…

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This summer at Castleford, I thought I would try something a little different for the people we care for to try. I decided to set up an in-house spa retreat in our Severn Lounge for a relaxing Sunday afternoon. There was a selection of relaxing treatments for everyone to try, including a variety of massage,…

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We held a beach activity day! This day beside the seaside (in the grounds of the home) was enjoyed by all residents! Beach garlands and cocktails by the sea were enjoyed by many residents!

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We love having a crafty afternoon here at Braeburn Lodge. We have spent afternoons colouring, making displays in the home, knitting, basket making and much, much more.

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We enjoyed a group activity which involved using rackets to try and keep balloons floating in the air. The residents enjoyed this fast action game and did very well at communicating and batting the balloons to each other.

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It was a lovely day, full of sunshine on our Anne’s birthday. We made the most of the weather and a group of the ladies had afternoon tea outside.Anne then had a nice supper with birthday cake and presents.

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This is Amelia’s dog, Ernie, who will be our new in house therapy dog!Ernie is currently 14 weeks old and has been coming into Castleford since he was 8 weeks old! He is Boston terrier cross pug and is super cute – the residents absolutely love him. It is proven that animal based activities can…

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The local farm came to visit us one sunny afternoon with their beautifulShetland ponies. Our residents loved the experience and were able to stroke them over the garden fence. We hope they will come and visit us again verysoon.

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We are proud that we have been able to, with restrictions, open up to visitors again. I understand how frustrating it can and will be for everyone, only being able to visit one at a time and socially distance, but I hopethat everyone trusts that we are working in everyone’s best interests.It has been fantastic…

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