A busy July for Templeman House
Residents at Templeman house have had an action-packed July, from table tennis and movie nights to a visit to the circus and day trips.
A few of the residents enjoyed a trip to Christchurch Quay early in the month. With a picnic and a stroll along the quay, it was a very relaxed day. The picnic became a little bigger when some baby swans and ducks joined in, with the residents feeding them the leftovers of their yummy sandwiches, which the birds thoroughly enjoyed. In the summer sunshine it was a truly lovely day.
The next activities the residents enjoyed this month were frequent Movie Nights. From ‘Mamma Mia’ with popcorn, drinks and lots of singing, to ‘On the Town’ with Frank Sinatra, residents took delight in the classic films, as well as the complementary tea and biscuits. ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ with Marilyn Monroe drew the best audience, a unanimous favourite film of residents.
Karen Nichols, Administrator at the home, also joined in the fun, taking one of the residents for a woodland walk. They were accompanied by a pug called Freddie, who was very obedient and enjoyed the walk as much as his minders did.
The activities did not stop there, with the residents trying their hand at some table tennis. Despite many saying that they hadn’t played for years, it was a very skilled tournament and the residents are keen to be back serving again soon.
The final activity was a trip to Redhill Circus, which opened its tent to the residents for a spectacular show. There was everything from clowns to acrobats; too many amazing acts to list! It was a lovely afternoon and a great way to round off a great month at Templeman House; all the residents are hoping to keep this active in the months to come!