‘Delicious food’ and ‘thirst-quenchers’ were on the menu for residents of a nursing home for Nutrition and Hydration Week.
Staff and residents at Chalfont Lodge, Chalfont St Peter, aged care celebrated the National Day by immersing themselves in the world of healthy eating and drinking.
A whole week of activities was organized for staff and residents, including blind tastings with smoothies, cooking demonstrations and exotic fruit tastings.
The house’s general manager, Raj Boodhoo, said: ‘Our chefs are trained to prepare dishes to the specific dietary needs of our residents as well as all their likes and dislikes. In addition to being trained in cooking delicious and well-prepared dishes, the chefs are trained in nutritional balance and special diets.
“They put a lot of time and effort into menu planning so we wanted to thank them all during Nutrition and Hydration Week.”
Michael Butler, a resident of Chalfont Lodge commented: “I really enjoyed tasting the exotic food, I have never seen a dragon fruit let alone tasted one, and it was delicious. It was so much fun learning which parts of the world each fruit came from.
“I will never forget that I ate a red banana now.”
Chalfont Lodge Care Center is run by Barchester Healthcare and provides nursing and dementia care to 106 residents.