What an “autumnus” time we have had during the month of November at The Firs Nursing Home in Taunton. The Firs Nursing Home – Golden Care
Autumn wreath making at The Firs Nursing Home in Taunton.
Our Activity Co-Ordinator Jo, took a trip to our local park and collected some leaves to make our autumn wreaths. The leaves were a gorgeous shade of yellows and browns. This made our activity feel very autumn and festive. Our residents enjoyed making the wreaths. We used paper plates by cutting out the middle and sticking on the leaves, then added some feathers and even adding a touch of orange glitter to finish them off. It was great fun! Within a group we took a trip down memory lane discussing our favourite season of the year. We spoke about autumn colours and what symbolises autumn, our residents enjoyed hanging them in their rooms and in our lounge.
We made some yummy fruit cake and a chocolate sponge cake, our residents enjoyed weighing out their own ingredients and mixing the recipe in their bowls, we enjoyed the cake during our 3pm tea round, yummy!
Autumn word puzzles
We have been having so much fun completing autumn word searches and crosswords together in a group discussing subjects relating to autumn and helping each other with the answers
We have been enjoying taking part in bingo, scrabble, snakes and ladders, dominoes and A-Z memory quiz games. Our residents enjoy our flexercise sessions. Its great fun, whether it’s an individual one to one session or group sessions. Our Resident Pam said “I enjoy taking part in quizzes”
Christmas prepping at The Firs Nursing Home in Taunton.
Coming to the end of November some of our residents have started making Christmas cards and small gifts to send off to their loved ones for Christmas. Keep an eye out for the postie as your cards are on their way! We hope you like them, they very much were, handmade with love 😊
Visit from Porsha Jo’s dog
Our residents love animals! Jo bought her dog Porsha in for a visit and wow what a surprise that was! Our residents faces lit up with joy, Porsha went around to every resident wagging her tail, everyone enjoyed cuddles and Theresa enjoyed taking Porsha for a walk around the building, some residents spoke about the time they had dogs and it was a lovely trip down memory lane.
As we are still sadly unable to have our hairdresser come to do our residents hair Jo and Liz between them are keeping our residents’ hair in tip top condition. They are giving our residents haircuts, wash and sets and blow dry’s. It’s the small things like having your hair done that can really make a difference on how you feel. Our residents have commented on how having their hair done makes them feel so much better. Our resident Theresa said “having my hair done makes me feel great”, Kathleen said “it always makes me feel so much better once ive had my hair done”
Staying in touch at The Firs Nursing Home in Taunton
We are still taking skype calls, it is 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
We would like to thank one of our lovely care staff Clare Fouracre for kindly baking and donating some yummy cakes for our residents to enjoy, they were for sure enjoyed by all!
Birthdays celebrated at The Firs Nursing Home in Taunton.
This month we celebrated birthdays for
Ann, lill and Pam – Happy Birthday to you all!
We have our Christmas raffle set up and running
One lucky winner will win a family Christmas hamper, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy, please check out our Facebook page for more info
£1 for 1 strip
If you would like to purchase a ticket, please email Jo –
See you soon!
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