The theme for September was “Garden Celebrations” with lots of activities, outings and celebrations based around the garden and its changing seasons. We are very lucky at Woodlands to have such beautiful large gardens and Residents love going for walks around them. It is especially great this time of year as the season starts to turn, and the autumn colours start to appear. We also celebrated our annual fund raising garden party, which this year was held at Hill House. Here are just a few of the things our Residents have done throughout the month.


On Friday 4th September all three homes got together for an outing to the Residents favourite local The Tweseldown Pub. This trip is always a very popular trip with the Residents as it’s a time to get together have a chat with other residents over a relaxed drink and of course not forgetting the crisps!

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Residents enjoyed a “VoxHearts” session on Monday 7th September which was a really fun engaging music session which got Residents singing popular and familiar songs. These type of interactive music therapy sessions can have a huge benefit on a person’s health and wellbeing, as well as to stimulate positive interactions, facilitate cognitive function and coordinate motor movements.


Throughout the month residents have also enjoyed their annual trip to the seaside at Southsea, Holy Communion, Quiz mornings, Poetry, Cards, and Arts and Crafts. In cooking club this month to help raise funds for our Charity “Families Supporting Care”, Residents made peppermint creams and coconut ice to sell at the garden party, these were really popular and sold out extremely quick!!

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On Saturday 19th September Residents enjoyed a trip to our annual garden party, this year hosted by Hill House. It was a wonderful sunny day with a fabulous buffet and great entertainment, as well as a variety of stalls, tombola, raffle and bouncy castle for the children. The Residents had a great afternoon which raised £2560 for our Charity and came home with lots of raffle and tombola prizes!

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