Friday, 24 April 2020

Mindfullness with Astrid

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. ... When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we're sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
Alex Fox

Monday, 20 April 2020

Camphill Crafts

Since staff and residents of Camphill Milton Keynes have not been able to go to any workshops because of the coronavirus lock-down, we have been keeping ourselves busy by doing craft work.
Alex Fox

Friday, 17 April 2020

Exercises and Tai Chi

Residents on Camphill Milton Keynes have been doing exercises and tai chi on the grass area of our grounds.
Tai chi, short for T'ai chi ch'üan or Tàijí quán, is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training, its health benefits and meditation.
People in Camphill Milton Keynes have not been able to go out and do much psychical exercise and workshops have also been close until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Alex Fox

Monday, 13 April 2020

The Easter Bunny

These are photographs of the Easter Bunny visiting residents of Camphill Milton Keynes.
The Easter Bunny (also called the Easter Rabbit or Easter Hare) is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. Originating among German Lutherans, the "Easter Hare" originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behavior at the start of the season of Eastertide. The Easter Bunny is sometimes depicted with clothes. In legend, the creature carries coloured eggs in his basket, sweets, and sometimes also toys to the homes of children, and as such shows similarities to Santa Claus or the Christkind, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holidays.
Alex Fox

Friday, 10 April 2020

Community Assembly

These are photographs of residents of Camphill Milton Keynes going to a Community Assembly at the Chrysalis Theatre on Tuesday 10th March.
Alex Fox

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Residents to dementia training

Dementia is an overall term for diseases and conditions characterized by a decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking skills that affect a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia.
Dementia is not a single disease; it’s an overall term — like heart disease — that covers a wide range of specific medical conditions, including Alzheimer's disease. Disorders grouped under the general term “dementia” are caused by abnormal brain changes. These changes trigger a decline in thinking skills, also known as cognitive abilities, severe enough to impair daily life and independent function. They also affect behavior, feelings and relationships.
Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60-80% of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs because of microscopic bleeding and blood vessel blockage in the brain, is the second most common cause of dementia. But there are many other conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia, including some that are reversible, such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies.
Dementia is often incorrectly referred to as "senility" or "senile dementia," which reflects the formerly widespread but incorrect belief that serious mental decline is a normal part of aging.






Alex Fox

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Valentine's Party

Here are some photos of a Valentine's Party resident's had in the Chrysalis Theatre on Monday 17th February.
Saint Valentine's Day, often simply Valentine's Day, is observed on February 14 each year. Today Valentine's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them.
The original "St. Valentine" was just a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saint's named Valentinus. All the modern romantic connotations were added several centuries later by poets. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to 14th February, and added to later martyrologies.
Alex Fox

Friday, 3 April 2020

Pancake Races

On Tuesday 25th February, residents and co-workers from Camphill Milton Keynes celebrated Shrove Tuesday (or Pancake Day). The expression "Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word shrive, meaning "confess"  so people can make a special point of considering what wrongs they need to confess.
To celebrate this day, we held a pancake race. Each participant had to carry a pancake in a frying pan, and while running had to toss their pancakes and catch them in the frying pan.  There were several races done until there was a race with all the best runners.
Alex Fox