Henry had previously been reserved and keen to spend time in his bedroom. Henry’s monthly goal quickly became to help chop the vegetables for our theme night, with the aim that this would help improve his fine motor skills as part of his neuro-rehabilitation. Henry was at first supported to help chop vegetables, including carrots, mushrooms and peppers for our Chinese stir-fry. Since then, Henry has progressed to not only chopping the vegetables for our theme night but also adding them to the pot and monitoring them as they cook.
Henry has shown a clear enjoyment in this and has been proud of his medals displayed on our celebration wall when he has met his monthly goals. In the coming weeks, Henry will be organising and leading our German Theme Night Thursday, which he is helping to organise based on him spending much of his childhood in the country. Henry’s enjoyment for the Theme night Thursday’s is apparent to everyone at The Vines and his smile on the day each week is infectious.
*Name has been changed to protect the resident's identity.