To celebrate International Flower Day, residents from Mallard Court on Avocet Way in Bridlington, had a ‘blooming good’ time making displays and posies, talking about their gardens and taking part in a horticultural quiz.
International Flower Day (21st January) promotes the psychological boost that flowers can give to people. From growing and nurturing plants and flowers, to gifting flowers to show love and appreciation, and sometimes just the simple act of admiring their beauty – flowers have the power to make someone’s day.
Mallard Court residents took part in flower-based activities throughout the day – including flower arranging, reminiscing about their gardens and flowers in the home’s garden and even a flower quiz.
Staff remarked how impressed they were by the collective knowledge about flowers gained from years of gardening experience.
Ray, at resident at the home commented how much he had enjoyed the day…”as it had brought back many fond memories of spending time in his own garden, pruning his beloved roses”
Dianne Peters, General Manager at Mallard Court, said: “Our garden is a much loved space, residents really enjoy looking after the plants and flowers and watching them grow and change through the seasons. We don’t have many flowers at the moment so our residents very much enjoying the escapism of virtually visiting some of the most famous gardens in the world.”
“Our varied life enrichment programme keeps residents active, and provides a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to residents interests and abilities. We are welcoming new residents into our homes to ensure that we are there for those that need care and support, and have a very clear protocols that must be met including a transition period into our home to help keep everyone safe.” added Dianne.