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Re-cap on April at Swarthmore 

4th May

April brought lots of sunshine and no showers!!! We welcomed two new members of staff to Swarthmore. Peter Hall, Maintenance & Facilities Co-ordinator and Jeanette White, Activities Co-ordinator. We wish them both well in their roles.

A round up of activities for the month

Reminiscing years gone by with articles from The Amersham Museum. The residents spent an afternoon discussing articles and their packaging, how things have changed! A copy of an old newspaper which celebrated the wedding pictures of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. We talked about the changes in product design, products used and luxury items we ate in years gone by.

April was the month for moving and grooving. We spent lots of time working on exercises with our residents. Lots of genius ways to keep moving – such as ball exercises, cycling machines whilst watching a tour through the countryside, band exercises and armchair stretches. We are all feeling fit and healthy after a busy month thanks to Ann-Marie and Jeanette.

Our living eggs were very successful, and we all enjoyed watching the chick’s progress. Easter was celebrated with a visit from the Easter Bunny (Avril) and enjoyed by all. We all enjoyed the donations of chocolate – thank you again to everyone.

We have explored so many experiences over the last year through technology. Activities brought a virtual tour around the country to celebrate St Georges Day. The tour took us to Brecon Beacons, Stonehenge, and sights around London. Jeanette was the bus driver, Ann-Marie the tour guide. The afternoon finished with a quiz and a cream tea. How delicious and enjoyable.

We are looking forward to the warmer weather so we can sit outside and admire our beautiful garden. The magnolia tree is coming to the end of the flowering season, we are now waiting for the wisteria and rhododendrons to bloom. Looking forward to warmer days.

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