From Painting to Quizzes, Here’s What We’ve Been Up To

The past couple of months have been hard for everyone. The health and safety of our residents has, and always will be, our top priority. We continue to appreciate the tireless hard work of our teams and the understanding of our families through these unprecedented times.

Despite the limitations, the Rosebank team have been going above and beyond to ensure our community remain positive. To support the wellbeing of our community, we’ve been enjoying a whole host of activities, including games, arts and crafts and frequent calls with all of our loved ones.

Listening to music

Music continues to play an important role at Rosebank. Our residents love listening to their favourite songs and enjoying the memories that come with them. We’ve also been dancing to ABBA and enjoying the sounds of Alan playing on the saxophone via a FaceTime session.

Cody, Tristan and Kate have all also played vital roles in providing sing-a-long sessions via livestreams. We’ve been making use of the Smart TV’s and Sonos system to reminisce and play memory games, such as name that tune.

Enjoying the garden

With such delightful weather, how could we resist soaking up the sunshine in our garden? We’ve been spending plenty of time outside, eating ice creams and even watching Sam the cat. We’ve been hosting our weekly choir sessions outside, and even enjoying games of badminton!

Our residents have also been planting pots and watering the plants, as well as growing their own bedding plants which are already starting to bloom.

Arts and crafts

Crafting is one of our most loved activities, and all of the residents have been joining in. For VE Day, we created our own bunting which we hung up all over the home and along the outside fence for everyone to see. We’ve also been making our own tissue paper Forget Me Knots for our Turning Bampton Blue initiative.

Painting and colouring have been welcomed by our residents during this period as it offers them stimulation and relaxation. Some residents have also picked up the knitting needles after many years, and others are learning to French knit.

Playing games

Our residents love playing games, and it’s a great way to exercise the mind. Boggle has been one of the most requested recently, but we’ve also been enjoying regular word games, dominos, our decades’ floor mat game as well as Call to Mind. Quizzes have also been a regular fixture!

As well as our games, there’s been plenty of interactive sessions with our Meads Magic Table. It has provided plenty of enrichment through a variety of sensory activities and interactive games.

Video calls

FaceTime and Zoom calls have been so important over the past few months in ensuring our residents stay connected with loved ones. Each day, our residents enjoy catch-ups with their loved ones, and video calls have also enabled us to continue to enjoy our favourite activities. We’ve also enjoyed plenty of video catch ups with our local community!

Chloe the Storyteller has video called our residents to share captivating stories, and Tristan has been calling in regularly to keep our community happy and engaged.

During this period, the Rosebank family have truly flourished, and our residents have made some beautiful friendships. We want to take the time to say a special thank you to everyone for their special messages and gifts. It has meant the world to our team to see the appreciation and support from friends, family and the Bampton community.

To keep up to date with what our residents are up to each day, follow our Facebook page where we regularly post pictures and updates.

To find out more about Rosebank, call us on 01993 850308 or email

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