The residents at Haddington Care Home have recently taken on a series of new construction challenges as part of the varied activities programme we have here.
Our activities team knows how important it is for our residents to maintain their hobbies and interests and also to try new things. We have seen first hand the benefits that a full activities programme has as it contributes immensely to our resident's mental and social wellbeing. As a result, our activities team work extremely hard to ensure that no two days are the same for our residents and that they always have something to look forward to.
Putting a spin on our usual puzzle sessions, residents took part in creating a 3D model of the Empire State Building in New York. The project required teamwork from both the residents and staff, and whilst activities of this kind are known to improve memory, encourage hand-eye coordination, and lower stress levels, it also provided lots of fun and laughter along the way.
Our residents enjoyed the first puzzle so much that the activities team bought another set, this time of the London skyline. It has been a great way to bring residents together and they have felt a great sense of accomplishment upon completing each puzzle, as well as a cup of tea and cake to celebrate!
This type of activity has not only been stimulating for the residents and staff who have to concentrate extremely hard and be precise in their puzzling, but it has also brought a fantastic educational element. Following the creation of the London skyline puzzle, our activities coordinator proceeded to teach residents some fun facts about the different buildings and attractions that could be seen in the final masterpiece.
The activities team have since bought more skylines for the residents to complete and they plan to do an around-the-world session with the train set that has also been put together in one of our recent activity sessions. Keep checking our news & events page to see what other puzzles our residents at Haddington complete and the other activities they get up to.