January at The Firs Care Home in Taunton, the heart of Somerset.
Throughout the month of January at The Firs Care Home in Taunton, we have had lots of fun. We had games club, playing snakes and ladders, bingo, scrabble, dominoes and lots of laughter during our skittle matches. For more information of our lovely home please go to www.golden-care.co.uk/homes/thefirs/
Reminiscing past times at The Firs, Taunton
A few of our residents have been taking a trip down memory lane. We have been looking through an atlas to find the countries they have visited and discussing what they did during their trip and who they went with. We also went through photo albums and talked about their loved ones. Very great memories, that will be forever treasured.
We have also been reminiscing with a game called “match the sayings” which is great for the memory. All the sayings in the game were remembered by all.
Eric has been enjoying taking a trip down memory lane with Jo. With Jo’s assistance, Eric has started to write an article called “War time school day”. We will post it on our social media page once it has been finished, Eric is hoping to have it published in his local village’s magazine called Link Up
Pam received some old newspaper clippings from her friend via the post of herself and her late husband Tony. They were regarding their bowls team. Pam really enjoyed discussing with Jo and telling Jo when she was made president of the bowls club.
We have also enjoyed looking through the book of Somerset. Lots of our residents remember certain towns and local villages that they have visited in the past
“I was from that village and I used to harvest from that field” – Eric
Valentines crafts at The Firs Care Home in Taunton
We have had so much fun starting to prep for valentines day. A group of our residents had fun painting some rainbow hearts. These were to hang on our light up blossom tree in the hall to show our love and support for all our key workers. We have also started to make some valentines cards for our loved ones too! Keep an eye out for the postie! We hope they bring a smile to your face and warmth in your heart, you truly are missed by everyone here at the firs!
Visit from Johnny and Frankie
Our lovely nurse Ann bought in Frankie and Johnny for some more cuddles. Animals truly are great therapy, lots of smiles were bought to our residents faces
Between both Liz and Jo your loved ones are still getting pampered with haircuts, wash, sets and blow dry’s
“always makes me feel better when I’ve had my hair done” – Kathleen
Keeping busy and active is great for your body and mind. Theresa loves to keep busy and has been enjoying helping fold the clean towels, hoovering. Teresa also enjoyed helping Jo look after the tuck shop and giving it a spring clean by wiping off all the shelves, keeping all stock wiped down and tidy on the shelves.
“Is there anything I can help you with? You know I like to keep busy” – Theresa.
Postcards of kindness at The Firs Care Home in Taunton
We have received some lovely postcards and letters from a residential home in Kent, a 10 year old boy in Bristol and a lovely handmade cross stitch card from a lady in Derbyshire. They talked about various activities they have been doing including bird watching and spring flowers. We look forward to writing back.
We are still taking skype calls. It’s a great way to connect loved ones near and far together,
If you would like to skype your loved ones please drop us an email to book in a slot
Birthdays celebrated at The Firs Care Home in Taunton
This month we celebrated birthdays for
Marian and Eva
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Just a reminder we are still sadly closed for visiting but we are still taking bookings for skype calls, WhatsApp video calls and Facebook messenger to keep in contact with your loved ones.
Please remember no fresh flowers, only items that can be sterilised and food must be brand new unopened in the original packaging.
We hope you all stay safe and well and we can’t wait to open our doors again to welcome you all back.