Therapy doll is new addition at The Lodge Care Home

Residents at The Lodge Care Home in Killamarsh have been kept entertained by all of the activities provided by the activities coordinator and the rest of the team at the home.

Not a day goes by without an activity. Whether this is a friendly game of bingo, a topical quiz, an afternoon of board games, arts and crafts afternoons, domino championships or entertainment and dancing, residents always have something to look forward to.

The home has recently invested in some new activities to further engage residents. The team have invested in a throw and tell ball, which has the residents answering whatever question/statement is facing upwards once the ball has been thrown or rolled.

Janet McVeigh, Home Manager said: “The throw and tell ball is proving to be very popular with our residents. It’s great to have a little trip down memory lane as residents remember things like; ‘what their favourite toy was’, ‘ a car they remember’, ‘a soap opera I’d watch’. This game can spark further conversations between residents and the team alike, such as discussion around the latest plot twists in television dramas.

“Another new arrival has been our therapy doll. The doll is very effective as it can soothe and comfort our residents who have dementia.”

There are lots of activities planned for The Lodge in the next few weeks. One headline act being the local entertainer Stevie Moore, who is coming to help the residents have a ‘good old knees up’ to celebrate some special events.

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Date published: 15 September 2017

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