In anticipation for the festive period and with the Christmas countdown in place across the charity, St John’s Moorside specialist dementia care home underwent a magically festive transformation.
Late last week, Moorside’s sensory garden became a Winter Wonderland. The garden is renowned for its soothing water feature, engaging sculptures, interactive post box and gnome village, as well as its fragrant plant life.
Moorside converted the garden with a little help from a giant inflatable Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Vibrant stars and whimsical candy cane lights twinkle all around in the newly transformed enchanted forest. We can even spot a few of Santa’s reindeer! A large traditional Christmas tree is at the centre, bathing the garden with a magical, warm glow.
Sensory experiences are key to the daily lives of those living with dementia. This is because sensory items enhance memory, encourage cognitive functions and positive social interactions through reminiscence. As a result, Moorside’s Winter Wonderland is a treat for all of the senses.
Visitors, friends and family of all ages can enjoy and experience the merry garden together.
You can view more photos by visiting the Winter Wonderland gallery.
For more information about the garden and Moorside’s facilities, click here.