Flower power! Bath care home residents revisit favourite hobbies

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Residents at a care home in Bath have been revisiting their favourite hobbies and shared their skills with younger generations. 

Residents at Care UK’s Rush Hill Mews, on Clarks Way, have been stepping back in time to enjoy a flower arranging workshop as part of a nationwide initiative – Long Lost Hobbies


The ‘Long Lost Hobbies’ initiative sees residents in Care UK homes across the country share their favourite hobbies and try new pastimes with younger generations after a national survey found 77% of adults say technology for traditional skills being lost, including flower arranging, knitting and woodworking.

To ensure the hobbies of older generations are not forgotten, residents at Rush Hill Mews have been getting to the knitty-gritty and unwinding what makes their favourite pastime so enjoyable. 

With many residents expressing their passion for flower arranging, the team at Rush Hill Mews put their skills to the test to create their own bouquets – with residents sharing their green-fingered knowledge with the team.

Caroline Carter, General Manager at Rush Hill Mews, said: “We had a fantastic time taking part in our flower arranging workshop here at Rush Hill Mews.  

“In today’s digital age, the risk of losing much-loved pastimes increases with every new update or app – so it’s been fantastic to revisit hobbies from the past as part of Care UK’s Long Lost Hobbies initiative. Drawing on strong memories helps to boost confidence and provides an opportunity to re-live happy times, which can prompt conversation and fond emotions.

“It has been wonderful to hear residents talking about how they first discovered their favourite hobby and the fond memories this interest created.”  

For top tips on how you and your loved ones can revisit forgotten pastimes or discover new ones, please visit: careuk.com/long-lost-hobbies.

Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, Rush Hill Mews, incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities. The building has been configured to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities and encourage social interaction among the residents.

To find out more about Rush Hill Mews please call Home Admissions Advisor, Millie Haines on 01225685751, email Millie.Haines@careuk.com or visit careuk.com/rush-hill-mews.Long lost hobbies

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Clarks Way, Bath, Somerset, BA2 2TR

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