I went to visit Dad today, he has now been in the nursing home for two weeks and is gradually settling into the "routine" However, there doesn't seem much to do. But today some kind of activity organiser was there......I was surprised, shocked, uncomfortable to see the "activity" she was doing with each person. She had polystyrene cups, some felt tips, a glue stick, and some stick on sparkly shapes. She was "helping" each person or telling them to glue on the sticky shapes to make a pot to put soil and seeds in to grow a sun flower. The way she spoke to people in a sing songy sort of playgroup leaders voice was very condescending and demeaning. Is this a normal sort of activity in a Nursing Home??!! Even when an individual said "no" they didn't want to do it, they were asked lots more times until they took part, or the women just went back to them a bit later. If the idea was to craft some sort of pot, then surely clay work would have been more appropriate, and pressing mosaic shapes into the clay, or even sticking mosaics onto a conventional terracotta plant pot!! But a polystyrene cup a glue stick and shiny shapes??!