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Love your health and wellbeing event

This week we held a ‘love your health and wellbeing event’ for our scheme residents. The day was a chance for everyone to come together for the first time since 2019, for a fun filled day with something for everyone, centred around health and wellbeing.

Written by Fiona

17 Feb, 2023

Event pictures

Residents were treated to fun sessions with Animals Interactive; getting to meet snakes, lizards, meercats, skunks, rabbits, guinea pigs and even a silver fox. Interacting with animals has been shown to decrease levels of cortisol (a stress-related hormone) and lower blood pressure. Other studies have found that animals can reduce loneliness, increase feelings of social support, and boost your mood. Seeing our residents faces, tells us that this is just what happened.

Residents could also take part in badminton, table tennis, crafty sessions or relax with a holistic treatment. Our Communities Team entertained residents with bingo, a free raffle and Will quiz master extraordinaire brought out everyone’s competitive side with a quiz.

As well as refreshments, everyone enjoyed a buffet lunch and got to meet Brock, a local pet therapy dog. We know he enjoyed it as he smiled his way around and loved meeting everyone, we even saw a few people feeding him sausages!

A huge shout out to our partners Dragons Community and County in the Community for supporting, with fun games and challenges. The residents had a blast.

Residents enjoying the activities

A resident from our Howell Griffiths scheme even telephoned us after the event to say thank you;

I had an amazing day today, the food was great, the staff were amazing, and the animals were fantastic.

Resident — Howell Griffiths Scheme

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A huge thank you to all the staff who attended and helped organise the day. Hearing resident feedback like this, shows what a difference days like this mean. We can’t wait until next year, pop the date in your diary 14th February 2024.

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