Today we unveiled the “magic table” at both Woodleigh and Baily House . We would like to thank everyone who raised money and gave so generously to help us to purchase such an amazing product. It is amazing and has many interactive features specifically designed for those with dementia or other impairment. It can play music and videos from different eras, link to the internet, stimulate conversation and movement. It is large enough for groups to play scrabble on it, and small and portable enough to be taken into bedrooms for those less mobile. Thank you again to friends, relatives, resident and staff for making this possible.
Today our lovely student Alysha spoke to us about her visit to Pakistan to visit her grandparents and family. She wore traditional clothes, and spoke about her culture. Our residents asked her lots of questions which she answered in great detail. We enjoyed looking at her photos.
These are a unique set of poems written by Roy Smedley and Ben Norris as part of the “Voices” project. Roy had written poetry all his life and gave his permission to ben to share these special memories.
“Voices” at Inspire Poetry Festival
Voices presents a thought-provoking collection of poetry created by and with people whose voices, for health, social or age related reasons, may rarely be heard, combined with photography of those involved.
Voices is a community poetry project led and facilitated by writer and performed Ben Norris (better known as Ben Archers in The Archers on Radio 4) with photographs by Ben Harriot in collaboration with Inspire:Culture, Learning and Libraries. The results will be displayed in various libraries around Nottinghamshire throughout 2019 and 2020.
The residents at Woodleighcare were delighted to get involved in such a unique project and some of the amazing poetry is shown in the pictures here and we hope to have an exhibition of them in the homes shortly. They are on display in Mansfield Central Library.
We had a brilliant 56 children from the Flying High Academy, Ladybrook join us for some Father’s Day card making, DIY bird feeders and the children also brought in their books to read for us. Everyone had a lovely, but busy, morning.