Residents have enjoyed painting and experimenting with colours this month.  At Farthings we encourage art therapy as it is “a creative way for seniors to manage pain and stress and deal with memory loss.  Studies have found that senior who do art have fewer doctor’s visits, better physical health and require less medication.  They also fall less frequently.  One study connected art to decreased rates of loneliness and depression, along with better hand dexterity and higher morale.”


There have been some armchair exercise groups facilitated this month, residents have enjoyed taking part in this physical activity. reports that there is “strong evidence that people who are active have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, depression and dementia.”


We are welcoming friends and family into the home to see their loved ones.  This continues to be facilitated in a safe way inline with current Government guidance and it has been a pleasure to be able to witness so many happy reunions.


A game of bingo has been facilitated and enjoyed by all.


Dominoes has been enjoyed; all residents who took part reminisced about family members who also used to play dominoes as well as playing dominoes with their grandchildren.


We have had several wonderful birthdays during June.  One of our lovely ladies also turned 90 and it was wonderful to celebrate her special day.


Emily facilitated a quiz which in turn lead to reminiscing about childhoods, being the tallest in class and subsequently their friendship groups.  The residents were extremely knowledgeable during the quiz and excellent at recognising famous faces!


Emily has had lovely discussions with the residents about their childhoods, what they did for work and their favourite things to cook, what it was like to live in the local villages.


Lots of jigsaws have been pieced together whilst chatting to friends, it has been lovely to see the residents having a go at collectively piecing together jigsaws.


Lots of residents have enjoyed singing this month, Neil Diamond was enjoyed!


The residents enjoyed having some pampering hand massages and choosing which scent hand cream they preferred.


A game of play your cards right was enjoyed by everyone!


Bassetlaw District Council have been in touch, they have secured funding through the Better Care Fund to purchase assistive technology equipment.  We are absolutely delighted and appreciative that they have since offered us an Apple iPad Pro.  As the bid was to assist everyday living for residents who could be impacted through isolation, this fabulous donation will be primarily used for residents who are required to isolate in their bedrooms, if we have nobody isolating then this iPad will be available for all residents to use, this will be supported by the staff team.  A huge thank you to Bassetlaw District Council!

Our equally fantastic Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have also donated us a Glo Box with some GlitterBug fluorescent potion to assist our hand hygiene training.  The Glo box has been set up for staff and residents (and visitors when we’re allowed) to use and see how clean their hands really are!  This clever box and cream allows us to identify areas on our hands and wrists we may miss when we are washing our hands.  In turn this will improve our infection control techniques and resident’s wellbeing.  Historically we were able to hire out the glo box from our local CCG for a set period of time, so this is a very welcomed addition to our training.


We have welcomed Fagan back from her maternity onto the care staff team, Fagan is our Infection Control lead and is ensuring everyone has a go with our new glo box!

In the next week or two we will also be welcoming Pam and Leanne to our care team.  Pam is keen to start her care career and already knows some of the staff team.  Leanne has been a care assistant for many years, and we look forward to both Leanne and Pam joining our team.

We also have a 24-hour night contract available as well as a bank position should you know anyone who may be interested, please pass on our contact details.


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We have set a date for our Summer Fayre; it will be held on Saturday 21 August so please put the date in your diary!  Charlotte from DB Animal Therapy will be bringing some animals along and there will be the usual stalls selling items or games, there will also be a raffle held, tickets will be going on sale soon.  We are hoping the current coronavirus restrictions will be lifted in time to welcome all our friends and families back for a wonderful fun-filled day.  However, we will of course be following the Government and Nottinghamshire County Council guidance and as such details will be confirmed nearer the time when we are aware what and how we are able to host safely.