For the eagle-eyed readers, you will have seen that one of our regular activities at Baxendale Care Home is Movement to Music with Doreen.
Doreen comes twice a week for hour long sessions with our residents (on Tuesdays and Thursdays). In the first half an hour we do gentle exercise and singing to create our own music. Doreen always brings extra activities in with her. For example: balls, hula hoops, beanbags, bats, etc. We incorporate the props into our exercises and sometimes play games with them, for example dropping the bean bags on the target.
The residents really love it. We all look forward to her visits so much so that she has been coming to us at Baxendale for more than 15 years.
We do hope you like our pictures of when she came recently and we used musical instruments in our session.