These Boots Were Made For Walking!
We were pleased to bring together two care homes, Boars Tye Residential Home and Kilkee Lodge for our first Braintree Walk and Talk session at the Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens on Thursday (13th July). The residents had the opportunity to get to know each other a little on the journey to the gardens as they shared transport. Once we arrived we all got to know each other a little better as we waited to be joined by the children from Step Start Nursery in Braintree.
Once they had arrived, they introduced themselves and told the residents how old they were, however, the residents, carers and FaNs staff didn't seem quite so happy to share this information with the children! Everyone then went for a gentle stroll around the gardens, taking time to explore the 'multi-sensory' John Ray Gardens. The children enjoyed spotting the bees on the Lavender and the residents enjoyed watching the children explore while they took a short rest.
We then said goodbye to our new friends from the nursery and headed to the Coffee Shop in the gardens for refreshments, which were kindly sponsored by the Lions Club of Braintree.
I haven’t been here in a long time, but it was so nice, quiet and calm. This has been lovely.Imogen , Kilkee Lodge resident
I had a wonderful time, I’m puffed out though. I’ll sleep well this afternoonRose , Kilkee Lodge resident
It was lovely, I loved seeing the fish pond after about 15 years! I’d love to come back and do it againMichael , Boars Tye resident