We are delighted to have received a generous donation of £3,000 from Jason Watson, Master of Arbor Lodge (Freemasons) and his wife Sam after arranging a ladies night back in November 2022. The money will go towards a multi-sensory equipment for our new sensory room within our home.
We aim to purchase sensory equipment that will support our residents who have a cognitive impairment or are at end of life. The equipment will be designed to evoke and stimulate all the senses, to provide either meaningful activity or provide calm and sensory support during the last days of life.
Sensory rooms are intended to be calming and soothing spaces that will include features such as soft lighting, comfortable seating, and relaxing music, which can help to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation among elderly residents.
Sensory rooms can also provide sensory stimulation, which can help to improve cognitive function and memory retention in elderly individuals. The use of tactile and visual stimuli, such as textured surfaces and light projections, can help to engage the brain and improve cognitive abilities.
On behalf of all residents and staff at Beaumont Manor, we would like to thank Jason, Sam, Barry, Steve, Simone and all members and friends of Arbor Lodge. We can't wait to introduce sensory activities that will benefit our residents in a number of ways. We will provide an update once when we have purchased our equipment and fitted out the room.