23 October 2023
Residents from Mayflower Court enjoy new programme of engaging educational history talks
Residents at Mayflower Court in Southampton have been learning about the history of their local area through a series of visits from local museums and educational centres.
Covering a range of topics, residents have enjoyed talks from the Bitterne History Society, Sea City Museum and Bevois Mount History. They were transported through time from the comfort of the home's living room to learn more about the Titanic, Southampton's maritime past and even the history of biscuits and other sweets.
The engaging talks have brought the topics to life with museums bringing in various artefacts and presenters quizzing residents on what they have learnt afterwards. The interactive presentations have given residents the opportunity to learn something new and have reinforced bonds between the care home and its local community.
Paul, a resident who lives at Mayflower Court and has attended the talks, said:
The history presentations they have here are a lot of fun. My favourite was Music, Movies and News because Roger kept asking us lots of questions to test our knowledge.
Kirsten Tennant, Deputy Manager at Mayflower Court, said
We decided to arrange these talks as we thought it would be a great opportunity for residents to learn more about Southampton. Since then, we’ve even hosted presentations about biscuits and film. It’s great that residents enjoy them as there’s always something new to learn.
The care home hopes to welcome the Sea City Museum back soon to learn more about the Mayflower Ship.
Activities such as these which help residents maintain important bonds with the local community are encouraged across all of Anchor's homes. Learn more about our approach to wellness and activity and how our care homes are part of their community here. To discover more about Mayflower Court care home, click here.