Residents at care homes across the region have enjoyed a week of fun food festivities as part of national Nutrition and Hydration week.
As part of the national awareness initiative, from 17th to 23rd March, Hill Care homes across the north east have been hosting an array of activities highlighting the importance of sustaining a healthy diet – from fruit and tea tasting to cookery classes.
Staff at the homes also opened their doors to visitors who were invited to get involved with the events aimed at illustrating how small changes in their food and drink intake can have huge impact on their well-being.
The week of foodie fun kicked off with at The Beeches in Newtown with a fruit tasting session, and also included cookery classes, exercise sessions and a chance to try teas from all over the globe at The Gables in Middlebrough and Ingleby care homes.
Jan Vaughan, Regional Manager for the North East said: “Good eating and drinking habits are extremely important for our residents in helping them to maintain a healthy lifestyle and that is why we support national Nutrition and Hydration Week in our homes.
“We work hard to provide all of our residents with first-class care and this includes ensuring their dietary needs are met, that is why we have healthy dining choices in all of our homes and make certain that everyone is well hydrated and eating adequate amounts.”