Avon Lodge residents enjoy outing to local Garden Centre

Avon Lodge Care Home, located in Kingswood, Bristol, recently organised an uplifting trip to the nearby Garden Centre, offering residents, staff, and relatives a delightful break in nature.


Avon Lodge Residents Enjoy Outing to Local Garden Centre

Avon Lodge Residents Enjoy Outing to Local Garden Centre


Spring time fun!


Within the colourful blooms of Spring, residents of Avon Lodge ventured out to the garden centre. Soaking in the sights, scents, and sounds of the great outdoors. The outing was a chance for residents to connect with nature.

“Getting out and about is so important for our residents’ wellbeing,” said Kelly Irwin, Home Manager at Avon Lodge. “The trip to the Garden Centre is always a crowd favourite. It brought smiles to everyone’s faces and sparked some great conversations.”


Time to connect


As they strolled through the aisles of flowers and plants, residents and their companions’ shared stories reflecting on the simple pleasures of life. The day trip was a reminder of the beauty that surrounds the home, and the happiness that comes from spending time together.

Back at Avon Lodge, there is anticipation for the coming months. Residents expressed hopes of seeing the care home’s garden flourish with the same vibrancy they witnessed at the garden centre.

Avon Lodge Care Home remains dedicated to creating meaningful experiences and nurturing environments for its residents, ensuring they feel valued, engaged, and connected to the world around them.


The importance of social engagement


Residents and service users benefit significantly from visiting garden centres and other community areas. These outings provide invaluable opportunities for social interaction, sensory stimulation, and physical activity.

For those with dementia, visiting garden centers and community areas is especially beneficial. These outings offer sensory stimulation and can evoke memories, promoting cognitive function and mental well-being.

Engaging in activities outside the care home environment fosters a sense of connection to the broader community and can promote feelings of independence. Moreover, exposure to nature and green spaces has been shown to have therapeutic effects, reducing stress and anxiety.

By incorporating visits to garden centres and other communal spaces into care home schedules, we prioritise the health and happiness of our residents, enriching their lives through meaningful experiences and connections with the world around them.


More about Avon Lodge and Healthcare Homes


Avon Lodge


Avon Lodge is an attractive and spacious care home situated in Kingswood on the eastern edge of Bristol. The staff are friendly and welcoming and provide lots of support to residents. The newly decorated communal areas inside the home provide a lovely area for residents to spend time.

For more information on how to support Avon Lodge, or to arrange a visit, please contact Healthcare Homes at 01179 474370.


Healthcare Homes


Healthcare Homes Group is the parent company of Avon Lodge. Additionally, it is a respected name in the care home industry. With a portfolio of 48 care homes as well as domiciliary and Live-in care services. Healthcare Homes consistently ranks among the top care home providers.

For further details on our care homeshome carelive-in carespecialist care, or recruitment opportunities, please visit our main website or reach out to our helpful advisors at 01206 646646.

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