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Health and Wellbeing

How can you keep active safely in old age? How can you help your elderly relatives to live more independently? How should you deal with health and wellbeing concerns for the elderly? Read our latest blog posts below to find out the answers to these questions and more.

Healthy eating in older age

What our body needs to operate at its best changes throughout our lifetime. We go through two main phases of change; before and after the age of around 30. We all know the importance of consuming calcium and energy rich foods as we grow and develop, but when we enter the second phase of change – what do we need to do to keep healthy for the long term?

A relaxing pamper session

Residents of Woodbury House Care Home enjoyed a pamper day for National Spa Week.

We gave our residents the full spa experience and they loved it! We created a relaxing atmosphere by playing tranquil music and with all the lovely scents of the products we used, it smelt like a real spa. We had hydrating face masks, which aren’t only great for the skin but look amazing too as they’ve got the faces of cats, bees and sharks on them! Our residents loved transforming into these animals whilst they relaxed.

Nutrition and Hydration week at Hungerford

Residents at Hungerford Care Home recently took part in Nutrition and Hydration week. The purpose of this week is to bring people together to create energy, focus and fun in order to highlight and educate people about the value of food and drink in maintaining health and well-being in health and social care. It’s been going on since march 2012.

We started our Nutrition and Hydration week with a water tasting, we had lots of different flavoured waters and all our residents gave them a try. We even tried guessing the flavours, which was much more difficult than we thought it would be!

Nutrition and Hydration week at Woodbury House!

Residents at Woodbury House Care Home recently took part in Nutrition and Hydration week. The purpose of this week is to bring people together to create energy, focus and fun in order to highlight and educate people about the value of food and drink in maintaining health and well-being in health and social care. It’s been going on since march 2012.

Our residents tried lots of delicious food this week, prepared by our wonderful kitchen team. We tried lots of new tasty drinks and snacks and really loved them. The team arranged a tea party for the residents which everyone enjoyed so much! It’s really nice to relax and spend time with each other while eating such great food.

We had a range of ice creams on Mother’s day which was really lovely. We topped off our Nutrition and Hydration week with smoothies which went down really well with our residents. We had banana smoothie and strawberry smoothie, both were really tasty and we loved them!

Fruity fun as we take part in Nutrition and Hydration Week

Mill House Care Home are taking part in this year’s Nutrition and Hydration Week with a range of activities designed to highlight the value of food and drink in maintaining health and well-being.

The Magic Moments Club team prepared strawberry and banana smoothies to try while we had fun making our own fruit kebabs – we all agreed they were delicious and nutritious.

Then over a nice cuppa we held a quiz about food and drink which included trying to guess the smell of various fruits and vegetables; everyone liked the scent and correctly identified the lemon but we weren’t so keen on the onions!

Magic Moments Club Coordinator Katarina said, “We are enjoying getting together to talk about the benefits of eating well and trying new things. We have decided to start growing fruit and vegetables in our garden this year and are busy planning what to sow in our new greenhouse.”

Nutrition and Hydration week at The Lawns

Residents at The Lawns Care Home recently took part in Nutrition and Hydration week. The purpose of this week is to bring people together to create energy, focus and fun in order to highlight and educate people about the value of food and drink in maintaining health and well-being in health and social care. It’s been going on since march 2012.

We had so much fun talking about different foods this week and trying new things. Our wonderful chefs arranged continental breakfast for Monday. It had lots of different elements with pastries, croissant and even a fruit smoothie. It was delicious and had all the nutrients and energy needed to get us through the day.

Marvellous Movember fundraiser!

The residents at The Lawns Care Home have been very busy throughout November with their most recent fundraiser, Movember.

The Movember Foundation is an amazing charity that promotes men’s health and helps to raise awareness for men’s health issues like prostate and testicular cancer as well as suicide prevention. The charity raises funds through encouraging men to grow a mustache in the month of November. These funds then go on to fund over 1250 men’s health projects around the world, trying to transform the way that men’s health services reach and support men.

This November we had one of our lovely residents, Norman, and team member, Alan, joined in with the fundraiser. It was brilliant fun to track their progress each week to see how well their mustache was coming along. Everyone loved to support the cause and very kindly donated to our fundraising page on the Movember site and we have managed to raise around £200!