Lashbrook Care Home enjoyed a visual race day at Lashbrook. This was inspired by Ladder to the Moon Training. We have been using many more visual items to create interesting and stimulating activities for our residents. The results have been refreshingly positive.
I felt it would be a good idea to involve the Henley students and create a fun race day. The students dressed as jockeys, with hobby horses, the residents had money printed from the internet, they chose which horse they wanted to bet on and received a coloured card with the name of the horse. The families participated and a new family who were coming to look at Lashbrook took part.
The races got underway, all the bets were taken and winnings were given out. Peggy Nutter one of our residents was very occupied putting her 20’s and 10’s in order.
The Henley students became quite competitive as the afternoon progressed. There was a lot of laughter, we then served Pimms and soft drinks to help with the heat. We finished the afternoon with Strawberries and Cream. The students then went around and chatted to the residents. They were full of praise for them and thanked them from making their afternoon fun.