Residents, relatives and the care team at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend have enjoyed a variety of delights celebrating a number of events at the home.
Mardi Gras was the first celebration on the cards. The residents enjoyed everything Mexican including Chilli con Carne and Churros with cinnamon sugar. Mexican flags were dotted around the home, and everyone had a chance to wear ponchos, sombreros and carnival masks created by the residents own fair hands.
Shrove Tuesday meant that Pancakes were on the menu with everyone associated with the home encouraged to indulge their sweet tooth and join in the fun. There were a variety of toppings to choose from, which meant everyone was catered for.
Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “Shrove Tuesday was dubbed fat Tuesday by many of us in the home. It was great to indulge in everything sweet for an afternoon. Although after having one too many pancakes some of us did feel sick, myself included. Everyone has really enjoyed the culinary delights supplied on Pancake Day and for Mardi Gras.”
St David’s Day was the final celebration at the home last week with Daffodils placed all around the home, and everyone partook in the Daffodil dance.
“Everyone had so much fun. It’s great that we can make a difference to our residents’ lives by holding themed events. There will be more of these themed events to come so watch this space.”
Date published: 15 September 2017