As we head into the warmer months, it’s the perfect time to get into the garden. At Aria Care we believe in the power of teamwork, which is why we launched our Spring into Summer initiative this May, with a ‘One Team Approach’. We understand the importance of making a great first impression, so we rallied our teams to work together and get ready for the summer.
The team and residents at Oak Manor Care Home are extremely proud of their home and thoroughly enjoyed getting involved in our Aria in Bloom activity. We decided to concentrate our efforts on the entrance to home on the day. This is an area greatly enjoyed by our residents and their loved ones to walk around.
We focussed on placing more seating in the space and prettying up the walls with mirrors, a clock, plants such as clematis to be encouraged up the walls to add colour as they bloom.
The wall opposite the front door now has lovely little pockets where our residents have added individual plants. Sweet ornaments and solar lights have been put up so even in the dark it will be a beautiful sight. We planted a lovely tree, as well as adding a bird feeding station and insect hotels to further encourage the wildlife we love to watch. Bulbs and seeds have been planted to add even more colour and the seating that has been added will make this space special and a tranquil place to rest.
We really enjoyed this project at Oak Manor and are very grateful to have such a generous amount of money to make the space more special. It has been very enjoyable and lots of meaningful hours spent. We have more ideas and things to come. Well done to all the team and our ‘green-fingered’ residents who took part on our Aria in Bloom day.
Aria in Bloom will become a yearly activity that everyone across the company will get involved with, helping our homes prepare for the warmer days ahead. Our residents will then be able to enjoy their outdoor spaces and give them and their visitors a beautiful space to unwind.
Oak Manor provides dementia care on a permanent or short stay basis. If you are looking for a care home and want to find out more about our home call freephone 0808 223 5528.