At the Orchards Residential Home in Wroughton, near Swindon, we had a jam packed activities schedule over Christmas and the past few weeks! Reptiles from Zoo Lab coming to wish us a Merry Christmas, lots of arts & crafts, outings for hot chocolate, fitness classes, the singer Neil Patterson performing for us, a noisy session with […]
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Festivities have been in full swing at the Orchards this December! We had a local theatre group in to do a festive play for us, followed by a trip to the local pub for a Christmas dinner. And not forgetting out Christmas party where we had a whole spread of delicious food put on by […]
Colin, our activities coordinator at the Orchards Residential Home in Wroughton, near Swindon, along with his team, has been getting everyone moving with some great musical entertainment in the past couple of weeks! We have had ‘Music For Health’ come in to let us have go with their percussion instruments, including musical plates, and then […]
Thank you to everyone who helped us win the annual Wroughton Scarecrow Trail! We took home 1st place again! This year, the theme was ‘musicals’ and supported the charity ‘Brighter Futures’. Our residents and staff put together this excellent depiction of ‘Bedknobs & Broomsticks’ – congratulations to everyone at the Orchards!
What an incredible day we had, here at The Orchards for our Garden Party! An entertainer, lots of food and drinks and a Bouncy Castle to keep the kids busy! Thank you to everyone who made it down – we had a ball! To find out more about The Orchards Residential Home please visit our […]
The sun is out and so are our residents at the Orchards! Lots of ladies and gents came outside to enjoy the warm weather and to help plant flowers in our new wheelchair-friendly planters. See more photos below! The Orchards is a residential care home based in the village of Wroughton near Swindon. For more […]
The residents at the Orchards Residential Home in Wroughton, near Swindon, have created a beautiful display ahead of Easter in their pottery class. Clay daffodils, Easter eggs and Easter bunnies all make up this stunning Easter basket – well done everyone! Happy Easter!
Last week we had our annual summer garden party! We were fortunate enough to have glorious weather and were joined by around 150 people. We had a delicious hog roast, refreshments and our chef Freddie’s famous punch 🙂 The kids had a ball on the bouncy castle and other entertainment included Mike Amatt from the […]
This week we all went strawberry picking at a local strawberry farm. We collected plenty of delicious strawberries and had a great time!
At the Orchards we have been working hard at our entry into the annual Wroughton Scarecrow competition. With the theme being heroes this year, we have paid tribute to the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. Also fondly known as the Lady with the Lamp, Florence played a very important role in formalising nursing education and setting […]