Sandy Banks Care Home, Leyland have recently increased the number of day trips and indoor social events they offer to residents following their partnership with OOMPH! Out and About Scheme.
Recently, a number of residents and staff visited Wyre Dale Garden Centre for the day, they enjoyed looking at all the lovely flowers and wild life the garden centre had to offer, those who attended have a keen interesting in gardening and this trip sparked many lovely memories for all. Residents thought of some ideas to enhance their own garden at Sandy Banks including displaying fairy lights and having more plant pots!
The trip was enjoyed so much the Activity Coordinator listened to the residents feedback and booked a further trip to the Botanical Garden in Southport in June ready for the summer bloom. These trips provided the home with an idea to skip straight in to summer with a sun flower competition which has seen the competitive sides soar for both residents and staff alike. We now wait eagerly in anticipation for some lovely weather to aid all of our competitors. The aim of the competition is to see who can grow the tallest, brightest and of course the most elegant sunflower over the summer months.