Paradise Wildlife Park have assisted us to enhance our garden for the benefit of residents. Current facilities include bird feeding table, hedgehog feeding house and a raised planting area for easy resident access. We have a new seating area and have spent time and energy on growing a beautiful, colourful garden.
Our objectives for the year are:
~ To utilise the outdoor area more for the benefit of all residents.
~ To have a gardening club once a week.
~ To arrange outside events in the fresh air with the aromas of the garden space to improve the wellbeing of our residents and staff.
A Dementia Friendly home:
We are always looking at ways to make our home easier to navigate for people living with Dementia. We keep up to date with SCIE recommendations (Social Care Institute for Excellence) in ways to improve our home to make it more Dementia Friendly. We use bright colours to diferentaite between areas in the home, images and clear words for helping signpost residents around the home and photos for residents bedrooms to help individual's orientate themselves to their room.
We have numerous tablets to use for Facetime conversations between residents and their families. We have a large interactive screen which can be used for games and Facetime, this is on wheels so can be set up in various areas throughout the home.
We have a programme of film events in this cool, refreshing and bright space to improve mood and overall quality of daily life.
Continuing the Combating Loneliness events:
These events are put on hold due to COVID 19. These were well received events which helped to enrich our sense of community in Cheshunt for the over 65's. We hope to start these events up again, once it is safe to do so.