CareCare HomesCare ResidentsNews

Knutsford Based Care Home Celebrates South Asian Heritage Month

A Knutsford based care home celebrated South Asian Heritage Month (SAHM) with a whole host of activities.

MHA The Willows organised several activities for their residents, with tea tasting events, garland making and exotic fruit tasting with pineapples, kiwis, coconuts, and plenty of others.

The home provides general nursing and nursing dementia care for 61 residents and organised a special prayer service celebrating the month led by the chaplain.

SAHM is celebrated between 18 July and 17 August and is marked to commemorate and celebrate the countries that continue to link the UK to South Asia.

Amanda Drayton, activity coordinator said:
“We wanted to make sure we celebrated SAHM and did plenty to make sure the residents were educated on the importance of the month.

“We had a session where we spoke about the countries that make up South Asia and ended with a quiz.

“The residents took part with a lot of interest, and I was very impressed with their willingness to learn.

“We made tropical fruit mocktails with some Indian music playing which was enjoyed by all.

“I made sure I asked residents if they had their own personal experiences or memories when it came to visiting any of these countries and it was nice to hear that.

“Personally, I learnt a lot about SAHM and made me understand the colour and culture that region of the world possesses, and it was a great learning experience.”