BELLY dancing, pampering and cupcakes will be just some of the things on offer at Breme Care Home when it throws open its doors to residents on Thursday (October 1).
The open day, to mark UK Older People’s Day, will take place at the home at 46 Providence Road, Bromsgrove, from 10.30am to 4pm.
The event, themed on a ‘full of life festival’ will feature plenty of activities which appeal to the home’s residents, including live music, baking and cupcake decorating in the morning, head and hand massages throughout the day and a belly dancer who will be performing between 3pm and 4pm.
Activities leader at the home Helen Barron said: “UK Older People’s Day is a day which is close to all of our hearts here, so we thought what better way to celebrate our residents and who they are than by inviting the community along to enjoy our ‘full of life festival’ which truly hasething for everyone.”
Meanwhile, staff and residents at Bromsgrove’s Breme Care Home have been making their own chutneys out of fresh ingredients as part of World Alzheimer’s Day.
There has been plenty of peeling, chopping, dicing and stirring to mark the occasion which was on Monday (September 21).
Resident Margaret Devane said: “We added cinnamon sticks to the ingredients and the smell was just so beautiful.
“It took me back to my childhood years – my mother’s recipe was the best.”
Fellow resident Barbara Gittins, who really enjoyed chopping the tomatoes and apples, added: “The smell of it cooking was overwhelming and I can’t wait to taste the chutney – if it tastes as good as it smells it will be marvellous.”
The home’s activities leader Helen Barron said the event was a wonderful activity for reminiscence, conjuring up many happy memories of when the residents were younger.
“Some of our residents live with dementia so this was an activity which made us all think.
“We are going to jar up the chutney and put pretty ribbons and labels on them so that we can give them to our residents’ loved ones,” she said.