Rainbow Skittles

We had a lovely day of playing skittles outside in the sunshine and in the lounges. The residents really enjoy this activity and many get into a competitive mood! It’s great exercise, good for hand and eye coordination and it’s lots of fun!!

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Sunflower & Strawberry Picking

Today we travelled up to Over Farm in Gloucester and picked our own strawberries and sunflowers! The ladies have had a fantastic morning strolling around the strawberry fields! Although I think we may have eaten more than we picked We then walked up to the sunflower field and picked some beautiful flowers to bring home…

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BBQ Party

Some of the residents had a lovely barbecue party with our sister home Milkwood House, this afternoon. Everyone had a great time listening to music, watching various activities & chatting. Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen & for having us all. We look forward to doing it again soon!

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Creativity Corner

Residents have been very busy creating a variety of arts and crafts over the last few weeks. Our Café Lounge has now become the hub of their work.

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Morning Stroll

We had a beautiful morning stroll in the garden visiting the ducks and fish. It was great to go out and get some fresh air in our peaceful garden.

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A Game of Jenga

David carefully stacked the wooden tower before we took it in turns to remove a block each without it toppling over! This game is great for hand and eye co-ordination; a steady hand is needed to stack and remove the wooden blocks.David did very well and thought it was great fun when the tower eventually…

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Wishing Tree Trip

Today, we were able to grant one of our residents, her wishing tree trip, which was to go to The Range in Newport Whilst this may seem like a simple request, it meant a lot to her and she was over the moon when we told her we were taking her there today! We have…

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Braeburn Lodge Wins Top Care Industry Accolade

Milkwood Care is delighted to announce that its Reading based residential care home, Braeburn Lodge, has been named a Top 20 Care Home in South East England 2021 by carehome.co.uk. Carehome.co.uk’s annual prestigious Top 20 Care Home Awards 2021 highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK. The Awards are based on over 55,000…

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Sowing Seeds & Planting

Now that we’re enjoying better weather, many of the residents are getting involved with gardening. It’s a favourite summer hobby for many and it’s lovely to see plants appearing.

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Germany Day

We thought we would choose a menu from another country to carry on our theme of exploring international dishes.We decided to choose German food this month and Elayne cooked some really tasty Bratwurst sausages & sauerkraut for lunch and made a black forest gateau for dessert.We hosted a Germany themed quiz in the afternoon, which…

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