25 April 2022
Recovery Care Springs into Action

The run-up to summer is always a busy time for residents and staff at Recovery Care, and this year has been no different. Having recently opened a number of new supported living services, we were keen to organise activities that both new and existing residents could get involved with. It was hoped that this would help residents get to know each other, building on that community spirit that we always strive for in our services.

With this in mind, keep reading to find out what our staff and residents got up to throughout spring.

Preparing gardens for summer

With the warmer months fast approaching, we decided spring was the perfect time to launch a gardening project across all Recovery Care services. Eager for residents to make the most of their outdoor areas, we provided each service with a selection of decorating and gardening supplies. From there, it was up to staff and residents to demonstrate how creative and green-fingered they could be.

We were delighted to see a number of residents welcome the opportunity to renovate their gardens. From painting the fencing to tidying the flower beds, residents and staff worked together to get their gardens ready for summer. With tables and chairs in position, all that was left to do was fire up the barbecue!

Hosting easter parties for residents

Once the garden projects were finished, it was time for staff to start thinking about Easter. With the sun set to be shining over easter weekend, staff decided it would be a great idea to host easter parties for residents.

The first task was decorations, putting up posters, blowing up balloons and hanging up bunting at each of our services. After the decorations were finished, staff and residents turned their attention to what food they were going to serve. Preparing a selection of sweet and savoury food, staff and residents organised picnic-style buffets with sandwiches, cocktail sausages, crisps, and cakes. These were spread out on tables so that residents could help themselves throughout the parties.

Of course, we couldn’t throw easter parties without easter eggs! As a fun activity, Staff and residents made easter egg cheesecakes which residents then decorated with their own choice of toppings. Some residents also got involved with baking and decorating cupcakes, that were put out with the rest of the buffet food for residents to enjoy.

Some of the services decided to finish their easter parties with a spot of friendly competition. With a Nintendo Wii in the communal living areas, residents and staff played virtual bowling, tennis and golf to round up an eventful Easter weekend.

 

Having had such an exciting few months, we can’t wait to see what everyone gets up to during summer!