Active in mind and body for 'World Mental Health Day'
Taking care of everyone’s mental and physical health has been an important focus in the Home over recent months, and October has been no exception to this.
The Keate House residents have embraced a very active program of exercise, health and well-being activities to set the scene throughout Autumn and into the winter months.
As well as doing lots of fun and stimulating activities such as enjoying an informative talk on Laughing Therapy and positive Mental Health as a part of the home’s World Mental Health Day focus, residents and staff also made generous donations for their in-house raffle to raise money for breast cancer awareness ‘Wear it Pink Day’.
The month’s emphasis on promoting physical activity, mobility and keeping active has seen residents enjoy taking part in resistance band training to build muscle strength, as well as lots of outdoor garden activities and walks. On wetter afternoons they have thoroughly enjoyed listening to Beatrix Potter stories during their audio story book sessions, as well as participating in the regular weekly in-house church services which are always a popular choice for many.
Engaging in a wide variety of craft activities such as scented handkerchief making, Halloween flower arranging and jewellery making has meant that October has been a fantastic month of positivity and self-care to keep everyone fit and well in mind, body and spirit.