Our homes take part in Breath of Fresh Air Week

30th June 2009

Above left: Care South Elizabeth House, Poole, staff and residents enjoying their 1940’s street party.

Above right: At Care South Talbot View staff and residents planted vegetables and decorated the garden. Other activities included a balloon race and visiting horses that the residents stroked, plus singalongs, dancing, crafts and more.

Care South homes enjoy a ’Breath of Fresh Air week‘

Residents at all Care South residential homes took part in the “Breath of Fresh Air Week” challenge in June this
year. The challenge, run by NAPA (the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People) is in its
second year and aims to encourage care homes to ensure all residents throughout the UK benefit from the
pleasure of being outside.

Commenting of Care South’s involvement in the challenge, Director of Care Services Richard Hawes said “our
homes have really embraced the challenge and have included a wide variety of activities for our residents, some
have been on trips to the beach, others have enjoyed outside concerts and one home even put on a 1940s street
party, when staff dressed up in clothing from the era”.

Some of the activities the residents enjoyed included:

At Care South The Fearnes, residents went to Hengistbury Head, had a concert in the garden, were entertained
by the World of Busby and visited The Priory in Christchurch.
Care South Elizabeth House enjoyed a 1940s street party where the residents enjoyed lunch outside and were
entertained in style.

Care South Talbot View enjoyed a wide variety of activities which included gardening, a balloon race, horse
racing to celebrate Royal Ascot and traditional games were played on Father’s Day.
Residents from Buxton House enjoyed a very varied time; they visited the Wyvale Garden Centre followed by a
picnic lunch at Osmington Mills. Enjoyed cream teams and quizzes in the garden and even had fish and chips
on the sea front.

Queenmead’s residents had a very royal time, dressing up in beautifully decorated hats to celebrate Ladies’ Day,
enjoying pampering sessions outdoors and exercises to music in the garden. Residents also enjoyed a Magical
Mystery Tour and beach trip.