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Poetry & pudding to celebrate Burns Night

The Berkshire Care Home, Wokingham-Resident Diane enjoying traditional Scottish Cranachan as part of our Burns Night activity

“It was a beautiful afternoon. I loved reciting ‘A Red, Red Rose’ with the lady from the library and the Cranachan was delicious too.”

Poetry and pudding were the order of the day at The Berkshire Care Home as residents celebrated Burns night by exploring the life and works of the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Heather Dyson and Barbara Turner from Wokingham Library kindly joined us to give a fascinating insight into his life and recited some of his most famous poems including ‘Tam o Shanter’, ‘A Red, Red Rose’, ‘Address to a Haggis’ and of course ‘Auld Lang Syne’. Residents Josie and Diane were familiar with the lines and happily joined in with the recitals.

After the session, residents and family members enjoyed homemade Cranachan, a traditional Scottish dessert made with cream, raspberries, oats and whisky.

Resident Diane said, “It was a beautiful afternoon. I loved reciting ‘A Red, Red Rose’ with the lady from the library and the Cranachan was delicious too.”

Care Assistant Lesley said, “It was lovely to see our residents talking about Robert Burns and giving their opinions about his poems. Many thanks to Heather and Barbara from Wokingham Library for a really interesting afternoon.”

At The Berkshire 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.

The Berkshire Care Home is located in Wokingham, Berkshire and provides ​residential carenursing carepalliative care and respite care.

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