Residents at a nursing home for people with dementia in Yeovil had a bloomin’ marvellous time taking part in an in-house flower-arranging competition.

The morning session, organised by Acacia’s activities’ team, was requested by the home’s residents at a recent Residents Meeting.

“We brought in a selection of beautiful flowers and used some of the foliage from our grounds to add even more colour,” said activities’ co-ordinator Matt Wright.

“The residents were all in their element, even the ones who weren’t sure at first. They required no prompting or help and remained focussed the entire time.

“It made for a really relaxed atmosphere. Everyone was chatting and engaging with each other. Afterwards everyone said that they had really enjoyed it.”

The flower arrangements were later judged by Acacia’s care co-ordinator Michelle Carey. Resident Barbara Chalet, aged 83, was judged to be the winner.

Acacia nursing home, run by care provider Camelot Care offers residential, nursing and dementia accommodation in separate units, with nursing and personal care.

It provides residents with a busy activities programme, including trips to the seaside or to town in a fully adapted minibus.

Camelot Care is an award-winning provider of care in the South West with four specialist homes based in Somerset and Devon.

For more information about Acacia Nursing Home visit: www.camelotcare.co.uk or call: 01935 470400.

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