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Northfleet Residents Make Festive Floral Arrangements

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14 December 2020

Northfleet Residents Make Festive Floral Arrangements

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Northfleet added a festive twist to their regular flower arranging activity this week, making some lovely seasonal centerpieces. Following the delivery of some beautiful white lilies, kindly donated from the local Morrisons store in Coldharbour Road, creative residents of the Dene Holm Road care home decided to inject a bit of Christmas spirit into their activity.

The activity staff at the home provided some pinecones, in natural and silver colours, and the residents spent a morning crafting some wonderfully subtle festive centerpieces, which, once complete and displayed, further complemented the home’s many Christmas trees and decorations.

Lea-Ann Shaw, Activity Coordinator at Dene Holm said: “Morrisons have been donating unsold flowers to us for a couple of months now and we are very grateful. The flowers we receive are just beautiful and they last such a long time, so we’d like to say a very big thank you to Chris, who delivers them, and his team at the Northfleet store.

“Christmas is creeping up very quickly and with things being different this year, we’re trying to do as many normal activities as possible with the residents, like baking and crafts, all the stuff we would usually do at this time of year that really keeps spirits up.”

Flower arranging is an excellent therapeutic activity for older people, particularly those living with dementia, not only does it reduce stress and anxiety, it also encourages improved manual dexterity, promotes sensory stimulation and socialisation.

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