Colouring at Riverside

Colouring at Riverside

This week residents met in the conservatory to colour in a design of their choice. At Riverside we have a huge book full of fun pictures ready and waiting to be brought to life with colour. Residents love being creative and colouring, it is without doubt a favourite relaxing activity.

Colouring as most of us are aware is sometimes the perfect escape, and residents always really engage and focus whilst participating in such an activity. Colouring is said to have a lot of therapeutic benefits, it is clear to see that residents find it a wonderful way to fully relax and switch off from other thoughts. It helps to reduce their stress levels, facilitating the brain to relax. It is scientifically proven that people with dementia feel safer and more secure when colouring, it helps to create an atmosphere of tranquillity and mindfulness.
It also helps to bring out their creativity and imagination, often taking the residents back to their childhood, recalling times when they were young and doing something similar in a carefree manner.

Colouring also helps residents to focus on the moment, directing their attention on the action of colouring; ensuring they are inside the lines and using the correct colours. It therefore helps to engage the brain and use their motor skills, the precision involved in colouring helps to enhance hand and eye coordination.

The residents who participated also enjoyed the social event, mixing with each other and enjoying sharing afternoon tea and cake. Therefore, the event not only helped residents to relax but also brought them together in a positive and mindful way.

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Added: 25th November 2020

Testimonials

Thank you so very much for all you did for Mum.  You took such great care of her and we are so grateful to you all.

E, L and C, Relatives

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My husband has been in Riverside Nursing Home in Sherborne for five months now. He took a few weeks to settle down in his new surroundings at first but now has got to know the Staff. The Nurses, Carers, the Chef, all have been so kind, respectful, most of all understanding the needs of not only the residents but their families. Only recently we enjoyed an outing to Weymouth organised by the Activities Co-ordinator. Matron Judith Maidment waved us off as our special coach left Riverside. Thank you all

PW, Wife

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I wanted to thank you and all your staff for the care and kindness you showed my father during his final weeks and days with you.  I can honestly say that it felt that you had all become part of the family.

ED, Daughter

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The kindness you all showed us as a family meant so much in such sad and stressful times.  Thank you

ED, Daughter

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My family and friends will not forget the kindness, caring, love and support you gave to all of us from the minute T arrived at Riverside.

PW, Relative

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Words are never enough sometimes, but the hugs, smiles and laughs worked every time.  In other words 'you cared'.

PW, Relative

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Thank you for arranging such a very enjoyable lunch for D on his 92nd birthday.

DH, Wife

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Please thank all the staff, we will never forget you all for making P's last weeks so comfortable for him and bearable for us.  You are fortunate to have such a wonderful team of caring professionals at Riverside.  We cannot thank you enough.

WS, Relative

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Riverside Nursing Home
Westbury
Sherborne
Dorset, DT9 3QZ

01935 812046

care@riversidenursinghome.co.uk