Recent activities at Serenita

Serenita share their recent activities

Serenita share their recent activities of special events…

Making a Christmas Cake

Residents enjoy weekly activities with Verity Johnstone, Home Chef, learning, cooking and baking. The week leading up to Christmas, their session was themed around the festivities.
Everyone worked hard together to design, bake and create a wonderful Christmas Cake for all to enjoy at Serenita…

The finished Christmas cake icing characters made by the residents Serenita's finished homemade Christmas Cake Close up picture of the details on Serenita's Christmas Cake Close up picture of the details on Serenita's Christmas Cake Close up picture of the details on Serenita's Christmas Cake

Music & Art therapy

Serenita have been enjoying monthly visits from Soundwell Music Therapy Trust;
“Soundwell provides music therapy within the South West for adults whose lives are seriously affected by mental health issues. Therefore we support people in their mental health recovery and provide emotional support to carers, using music to explore creativity, communication and expression. As a result this can rebuild hope and transform lives.”

Resident hitting a drum Resident making music with a xylophone Making music with a drum Playing the guitar Resident during art & music therapy with a hand drum Resident's making music with a drum and violin












Residents get spooky for Halloween Party (2017)

Serenita certainly looked the part, as the home was decorated for their Halloween party. As a result residents and staff turned into scary Halloween characters with face painting and costumes.

The eerie afternoon saw the residents apple bobbing, searching for prizes among wet snakes! (spaghetti) and taking part in a raffle…

Resident in full skeleton costume Activities coordinator, Jacqui Collingwood, dressed up in black and purple dress with black wig Resident dressed as dracula, finding prize among wet snakes! (spaghetti) Residents apple bobbing Jacqui Collingwood, activities, with Steve Todd, Vane Hill manager and his wife, all dressed up as spooky Halloween characters Staff & residents dressed as spooky characters Resident dressed as dracula Resident with skull face paint Serenita reception decorated for Halloween


AC/DC Tribute Concert

Two residents and Nicky Tweedle, Activities coordinator, had a wonderful night out at a rock concert. One of the residents is a huge fan of AC/DC, and there was a tribute concert at the Tropicana. Therefore Serenita purchased tickets for him as a surprise birthday gift.

It was very rewarding to see him still ‘rockin’ and smiling from ear to ear !! [Nicky]

Resident at the AC/DC tribute concert Resident at the AC/DC tribute concert







Serenita Art Exhibition – “Earth, Wind and Fire”

Serenita host an exhibition of art by residents in the theme of ‘Earth,Wind and Fire’ .

Using pencils, paint, photography, sculpture and computer art… the residents showcased some amazing pieces. Consequently relatives attended and staff admired the work which gave a real boost of self esteem to all the artists.
Earth collage and fire painting by residents Resident's art works displayed on the wall Wind painting by resident Fire painting by resident Wind photography by resident Earth and wind watercolour Fire inspired felt tip art Earth Collage by Nicky Tweedle Visitor admiring the art work Resident admiring an art piece Visitors admiring the art work at Serenita Visitors admiring the art work at Serenita resident staff and visitors at Serenita's art show residents staff and visitors at Serenita's art show Earth wind and fire art event poster at Serenita

















Halloween 2016

Residents and staff at Serenita ARBD dressed up and had a spectacular spooky day for Halloween. There was a themed buffet, quiz and karaoke. Friends and relatives came along and joined in with the all day long activities.
The décor was designed, made and put up by residents…who really got into the ‘spirit’ of the day !!

Serenita Residents dressed up for Halloween Serenita Support Worker dressed up for halloween dishing out the buffet Serenita resident dressed as a zombie bride with Support Worker dressed as a Devil Serenita Residents enjoying the halloween party Serenita resident and Nicky, activities coordinator, dressed up for halloween







Armistice Day

Residents of Serenita ARBD commemorated Armistice Day this year by making their own tributes and poppy wreaths for a ”table of remembrance”.
They adorned the table with flags from every nationality living and working at Serenita. They also researched life histories of relatives who have fought in wars and put photos on the table for others to read.
There was a creative writing competition about what the day means to them personally and everyone observed a two minute silence at the 11th hour, of the 11th day in the 11th month.

Sunday morning saw residents attending a memorial service in Weston Super Mare. Watching the parade of armed forces and veterans, and poppy wreaths being laid at the cenotaph in Grove park by The Lord Mayor.
The park was full with other members of the community also showing their respects. It was a very moving experience for everyone.

armistice day parade in weston-super-mare motorbikes at the weston-super-mare parade-on-armistice-day serenitas table of rememberance veterans holding poppy wreaths on armistice day parade weston-super-mare armistice day paradeSerenita resident holding British flag at Armistice Day ParadeSerenita resident holding British flag at Armistice Day Parade

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