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.
Later on in the week we had a cookie creation day which was really fun. We incorporated this into our St Patricks Day celebrations. We had Irish music playing while we decorated our cookies and even cracked open the Guinness for those who wanted it or we had Irish creams and Irish cheddar cheese crackers to snack on during our Ireland based quiz! It was a wonderful afternoon joining St Patricks day and Nutrition and Hydration week!
Then we made smoothies! Our residents peeled and chopped all the fruit and vegetables to go into our smoothies. Chef, Wayne, explained the benefits of having smoothies and our residents got to work choosing the different fruit and veg they wanted to mix together and then the peeling and chopping began! Norah chose carrot, celery, broccoli and pineapple mixed with orange juice. Dot went for melon, celery and Carrot mixed with orange juice. We had good fun blending the fruit and veg and then it was tasting time! They were delicious!
Our Magic Moments Club coordinator, Gez, said “I had to decorate a cookie! I enjoyed it a little bit too much I think!”
Resident, Norah, said “I thoroughly enjoyed my continental breakfast, took me back to my holidays in France”
Team member, Wayne, said “It was nice to create something a bit different for our residents”
Resident, Keith, said “The Guinness was the best part!”
At The Lawns we believe in living life to the full. That’s why we’re passionate about creating vibrant, stimulating activities that will help our residents to love every day. We call them ‘Magic Moments’.
Every brighterkind home now has a Magic Moments Club which provides a vast range of activities and fun things to do that are open to all of our residents.
The idea behind Magic Moments is that just because someone moves into a care home doesn't mean that the things they love doing should suddenly stop – quite the contrary, we believe our residents should have the opportunity to love every day, by doing the things that they have always loved as well as trying new things along the way.