Although the weather hasn’t been great, our residents managed to get out and about this month. Aisling & Shondae enjoyed a walk along Bexhill seafront, it’s one of Aisling’s favourite destinations – there’s a lovely long promenade with lots of space… and it doesn’t get too crowded. Our residents enjoy our day trips to the seaside, read more about their outings here.

Harry celebrated Pancake Day with bananas and chocolate, while Aisling took part in her favourite past times – reading and foot spa – the perfect afternoon! Imran decided to snuggle up and keep warm in his snug, while Adam and Sam were out and about for walks.

We’re feeding the birds

In between the rain showers, Harry went on a trip to Princes Park in Eastbourne, which takes its name from a visit made in 1931 by the Duke of Windsor, the then Prince of Wales, when he planted an oak tree there.

The park is quite near the seafront and has so much to see. Apart from the beautiful flowerbeds and scented rose garden, there’s a large artificial Green Flag award winning lake, where model boats are sometimes raced. There’s also an 18-hole putting green and bowling green. The main attraction here for Harry though, are the many birds that take a dip in the water, particularly the swans. He likes to walk round the lake and then stops to watch and feed the birds.

bird table

Being around nature, and bird watching itself can help adults with autism, promoting a sense of wellbeing and can sometimes sow the ‘seeds’ of a greater interest in observing and identifying birds, that’s why you’ll find bird tables in our gardens…

What do you want to do today?

At Jemini we help our residents to lead fulfilling and enriched lives, that includes assisting them in their day-to-day living, whether that be shopping, cooking a meal, cleaning or recycling… and February was a busy month!  Our residents choose their activities and excursions for the day (if they’re able)… and if they don’t want to venture out and would prefer to stay at home… that’s OK too – it’s their choice – we never forget that we’re here to support them, not tell them what they should be doing.