Local Aylesbury Care Home, Hampden Hall Care Centre, extended their Halloween celebrations throughout all of last week, with a thrilling activities schedule planned by their Lifestyle and Wellbeing team. Last week, residents of Cedar Unit were tasked with getting their home looking extra spooky for their upcoming party. They got stuck in, and handcrafted lots of seasonal decorations such as; paper mâché pumpkins and bats, whilst enjoying a good natter. On Thursday, the residents got a fright, when they found some creepy crawlies in some spaghetti. The game aimed to find as many bugs as they could in a big bowl of spaghetti. Well done to Michael who found the creepiest crawlies! Please note: no bugs were harmed during this game. Meanwhile, the residents on Birch Unit donned their creative witch hats and decorated some frightful, but delicious treats for their party, which consisted of ghoulish cakes and biscuits! The Wednesday before Halloween was full of merriment when residents Diana, William, Michael and Mary got together and performed the famous ‘Monster Mash’ dance, alongside staff members Brenda and Ellis. “This will get my bones moving,” laughed, Diana. Our residents on Pine Unit (top floor), also joined in with the Halloween fun by making some creepy ‘severed fingers’ (sausages wrapped in puff pastry). Residents also enjoyed baking tasty autumnal apple turnovers from apples handpicked from local trees, pumpkin carving, and ghost pong. It was a victory win for resident Rosalie, who was crowned the winner! After a busy couple of days getting the home ready for Halloween, movie enthusiasts Phillis, Veronica, and Bridgette, settled down in the cinema room, grabbed some popcorn, and enjoyed the family-friendly film, The Corpse Bride. Once Friday arrived, Hampden Hall was looking spooktacular, and the residents donned their best scary outfits, ready to party! Joy and laughter filled the home throughout the week, with one resident expressing her happiness, “My friends back home would never believe how much fun I have here.” The Lifestyle and Wellbeing Team were delighted with how successful the week went; “To see the smiles on our residents’ faces, and to hear their laughter, highlights how beneficial engagement is to their mental wellbeing. Their reactions over the week, and how many residents have joined in with the activities, has shown that this week was a great success for everyone involved.” To keep up to date with all the latest updates from Hampden Hall Care Centre, follow us on our Facebook page. Alternatively, if you are interested in how we could support you or your loved one, call 01296 616 600.
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