Borough Care, the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, marked Nutrition & Hydration Week (16-22 March 2020) with a programme of special food and drink related activities. Nutrition & Hydration Week is designed to highlight and educate people about the value of food and drink in maintaining health and wellbeing in health and social care settings.
Mark Dale, Catering & Hospitality Manager at Borough Care, says: “Borough Care supported Nutrition & Hydration Week to highlight this important issue and raise awareness of good nutrition and hydration. As people age, their nutritional needs change and so do their appetites but other aspects of diet, such as vitamin and mineral levels, are still vitally important to retain muscle mass, bone health and general wellbeing.
At Borough Care, we work hard with our catering partner, apetito, to ensure the food we provide is both nutritious and delicious. We have also installed hydration stations in each of our homes so residents d
on’t need to ask someone for a drink but can help themselves whenever they like.”
Despite the current challenges of maintaining resident safety, and following all available advice around coronavirus (Covid 19), Borough Care is committed to ensuring the lives of its residents remain active and colourful. As part of this commitment, every day during Nutrition & Hydration Week, Borough Care’s catering teams at each of the company’s eleven homes put on tasty treats for residents, based around a different theme. Events included The Big Brunch, Mocktail Making, a Global Tea Party, Thirsty Thursday and Fruity Friday.