This week Hill Houses activities were based around the theme of Music; we all know the importance of music how one song can transport you mind back to a memory. This week was filled with musical singalongs, playing instruments and games of musical bingo.

Monday morning to start our music themed week we took part in a music Quiz matching movie theme songs to their Movies. Brain games for the elderly that improve mental health and memory.

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Engaged in therapeutic colouring and Aqua art boards.

That afternoon we part took in a variety of games including dominoes.

Taking activities outdoors into the sunshine we spent time up at the fish pond chatting and reminiscing about our favourite songs.

Tuesday morning a group of us joined to play floor bowls, Exercise, including bowling, lowers your risk of stroke, heart attacks, diabetes, increases bone density, improves circulation, lowers cholesterol levels and blood pressure, and helps your body utilize oxygen better.

Garden view lounge played parachute and balls games throughout the morning.

We are loving all the sporting Tv on offer at the moment, watching Wimbledon Tennis in the afternoon, and the Euro’s football in the early evening.

Others spent time completing music themed brain training activities. Mental abilities that tend to decrease with age include processing speed, reaction time, decision making, short-term memory, and planning skills. Brain training may be helpful for sharpening these abilities, and it may help reduce the risks of some age-related memory problems.

Wednesday morning, we played a mini competition playing Shove Ha’penny.
Shove Ha’penny is first documented in the 1840s. Old tables sometimes have lines inscribed into them and so when separate boards started to be made is unclear.

Others spent time chatting with families via skype.

A musical sing along broke out hat afternoon and afterwards we spent time one to one engaged in playing the instruments independently.

Friends joined in the lounge for social chats and spent the afternoon watching the tennis on the big TV.

A game of balloon tennis was played in the garden view lounge, while listening to jazz music.

Thursday morning our forestry group met in the lounges and put together stunning flower arrangements.

After lunch we took part in daily exercises with a fab game of balloon bounce.
Physical activity and exercise are good for you, and you should aim to make them part of your routine. Regular physical activity and exercise for seniors helps improve mental and physical health, both of which will help you maintain your independence as you age.

Spending time out doors taking walks around the grounds of hill house exploring all the summer flowers and blossoms in the trees.

Others created floral displays around the home.

Friday morning, we listened to musical sing along sound tracks and played memory games like picture pairs.

We enjoy each other’s company while reading our daily papers and engage in social chats.

Sensory shape puzzles and other activities that provide sensory stimulation can also improve the well-being of older adults with or without neurocognitive disorders by calling up positive memories, reinforcing relationships with loved ones, and reducing anxiety and depression.

After lunch we played musical bingo as a group, winning prizes for being the first to get bingo. Songs were played through the sound system and we had to identify the song title before we could tick it on our sheet.

Saturday was a day filled with laughter we spent time engaged in independent activities like jigsaw puzzles with our key workers others opted for a quieter morning reading papers and magazine. And the afternoon started with group exercises followed by board games such as connect four and uno card games.

Sunday morning across the home our spiritual church service were live streamed through YouTube.

Away from the services we engaged in a game of dominoes over a cup of coffee, spent time visiting family.

After lunch we engaged in a musical sing along session using song sheets and music, we spent time singing together as a group. Live tennis was streamed on the TV’s for those who are fully engrossed in this year’s Wimbledon cooperation.