Residents of Glenwood Home and Village and visitors, along with staff and their children, had a special day recently.
Staff and residents dressed up in Western gear for a “Country Day”.
Friendly farmyard animals – a pony, alpacas, lambs, a rabbit and cats – visited the home and were welcomed inside to meet and greet the residents. The animals even made some visits to residents in their rooms.
The animals were well-behaved considering the unusual environment for them and the lounge was jam-packed with eager animal lovers.
Some alpaca products were on display as well, courtesy of Inca Lodge, of Temuka.
Glenwood extends a big thank-you to all who brought in their animals for this occasion, but this was only the start to a happy and busy day at Glenwood Home.
Across the afternoon, we had balloon-popping with prizes inside the balloons and a game of “10-can bowling”, knocking cans over for a treat hidden in the cans.
The “best dressed” awards went to two residents, who proudly wore their medals for the rest of the day.
The “country pie smoosh” was hilarious with managers submitting to terrible indignities while pies were smooshed in their faces.
Many of the residents and their loved ones posed for photos sitting on the hay bales, using some rather interesting country and western props.
Immediately after tea, the hoe down began.
A talented band entertained everyone with a couple of “stars” from our own staff delighting the crowd with their singing.
A line-dancing display was included in the line-up for this heart-warming activity.
Glenwood extends a great big thank-you to event organisers Maddie and Abby, to all of our staff who helped out with creating props, to the wonderful band, to All About Signs who did the artwork and posters, and to Anna Morgan, our talented and accommodating photographer. – Supplied