As we have stepped into the month of June, we have been doing various outdoor activities with the Residents. Our gardening group has done some plant shopping and has already started planting them. Our walking group has been very active since the beginning of the month. Our resident groups are often resident-led as we provide them with the freedom to take the lead with the activities they enjoy.
We have been blessed with lovely weather over the past week and the residents were keen to sit in the garden and get some fresh air. We have taken evening walks near the golf course. David and Ena were excited about partaking in some gardening as well. George likes to spend time in the garden watering the plants.
The residents are finding the activities exciting as they could spend more time outdoors and get some sunshine. John enjoyed shopping for the plants he is looking forward to seeing how they look in the gardens. Jean, Ena and David enjoyed walking near the golf course where they met some lovely new people on their walks.
We had taken some of our gentleman residents for sports reminiscence at Boroughmuir rugby club, looking and inspecting all the old memorabilia. Our residents have also enjoyed taking part in various community events happening in the Eric Liddell Centre.
We believe it's important for residents to participate in regular outdoor physical activity as it offers numerous benefits for residents, such as better physical health and well-being. Regular exercise helps improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, and balance, reducing the risk of falls and chronic health conditions.
Fresh air and exposure to natural sunlight also contribute to the body's production of vitamin D, essential for bone health and overall immune function. Being outdoors provides a change of environment, stimulates the senses and enhances mood. We have seen first-hand the benefits it provides to residents and will continue to implement outdoor physical activity sessions into our weekly activities schedule.