In celebration of World Whisky Day, we thought we would touch on what a drink with friends can provide. At any age, companionship is an important part of staying healthy and happy and has a positive impact on our mental health, but this is especially so in later years when your mobility may be limited and there isn’t the same opportunity to ‘go out’.
At brighterkind we have many homes that have their own in-home bars for residents to enjoy. As well as offering our residents the opportunity to socialise and meet new friends, it is also a calming environment in which to have a drink, play dominoes, take part in quizzes as part of our Magic Moments Activities Programme, or just sit back with a whisky or two and relax.
On top of all that, here are even some health benefits from drinking that glass (or two) of whisky…
- It’s anti-oxidant properties help fight cancer
- Lowers the risk of dementia
- Helps fight off colds
- Contains no fats, carbs and hardly any sugars
- Lowers the risk of heart disease
So, on World Whisky Day, why not take the opportunity to enjoy a guilt-free drink and raise our toast to both new and old friends. We say, cheers to that!
brighterkind has care homes throughout England, Scotland and Jersey and is consistently featured in carehome.co.uk’s ‘Top 20 Most Recommended Care Home Groups by Families and Residents’; click here to find a home near you.