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Ken’s perfect pub dinner brings back happy memories

Ivybank House Care Home, Bath-Resident Ken and his wife Barbara enjoying their dinner out together

"A lovely opportunity for Ken and Barbara to spend quality time together talking about their happy memories and making new ones.”

Residents at Ivybank House Care Home were talking about their favourite meals during our reminiscence session recently and Ken told us all about his perfect pub dinner; steak, chips and lashing of fried onions.

Ken used to enjoy meals out regularly with his wife Barbara so the Magic Moments Club team decided to arrange a dinner for Ken and Barbara at their favourite pub, The Red Lion in Bath.

The couple enjoyed chatting about their dinners out together in the past as they tucked into their juicy steaks – with extra onions for Ken of course!

Ken said, “The food was excellent and the company was even better, and I enjoyed a glass of wine for the special occasion.”

Magic Moments Club Coordinator Sue said, “It was such a pleasure to arrange a special dinner out for Ken and Barbara; a lovely opportunity for them to spend quality time together talking about their happy memories and making new ones.”

At Ivybank House 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.

Ivybank House Care Home is located in Bath, Somerset and provides ​residential care and respite care.

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