On Thursday 18th October, Meyrick Rise Care Home in Bournemouth threw another Oktoberfest party - as last year’s was such a success that residents asked if we could do it again!
The restaurant was given a makeover with decorations made by our residents, such as huge beer steins! We also hung German and Bavarian flags and balloons.
Residents, family, friends and the team enjoyed the celebrations, at which they had German sausages galore, pretzels, strudels, Bratkartoffeln, Bratwurst, Kartoffelsalat, Sauerkraut, Pumpernickel and black forest gateau. There was also – of course - a selection of German beers and wine for all to taste and enjoy!
Everyone said how much fun they had and that they are looking forward to the next party – fantastisch!
Ronnie Witherington, Magic Moments Club Co-ordinator, said “The Oktoberfest is a great way for the residents, relatives and staff to integrate and socialise over a beer and sausage!”
At Meyrick Rise Care Home 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.