Autumnal Activity is Fruitful for Wigmore Care Home Residents
In celebration of Apple Day on 21st October, residents of Rogers House Residential Care Home in Wigmore enjoyed a nostalgic afternoon of scrumping.
With a beautiful large apple tree in their garden, residents of the Drewery Drive care home decided to head out on a sunny October morning and pick the best of the bunch, before they fall and go rotten.
The autumn activity brought back memories of scrumping for many of the group, who could recall rummaging for apples in the local countryside during their younger days.
The residents gathered as many ripe plump apples as they could, filling their baskets. They are looking forward to using them in their seasonal activities over the coming weeks.
Jackie Miles, Home Manager of Rogers House said: “All the residents had memories of picking apples as youngsters, so they had great fun reminiscing about those stories and sharing memories with one another.”
Apple Day was launched in 1990 by Common Ground, a charity based in Dorset. It was intended to be both a celebration and a demonstration of the variety we are in danger of losing, not simply in apples, but in the richness and diversity of landscape, ecology and culture too.