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Local Care Home Supports World Health Day

Staff and residents at Barchester’s Austen House care home in Lower Earley, Reading have been marking World Health Day by taking part in a range of different activities to promote good health.

World Health Day took place on Sunday 7th April. The idea behind the day is to shine a light on the benefits of good health and wellbeing around the whole world. Each year, World Health Day has a different focus – the theme for 2024 is ‘My health, my right.’ On its 76th anniversary, the World Health Organisation wants to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services.

The staff and residents got into the spirit of the day by taking part in a healthy eating masterclass, talking about the importance of doing regular exercise and organising a walk around the garden.

We all enjoyed a delicious fresh fruits tasting session and explored a number of exotic fruits, which some of the residents never tasted. Trying new foods will do more than widen your horizons – it can help you eat healthier, introduce you to different cultures, and add more nutrients to your diet.

We all had a lovely time chatting about all the different textures and flavours and guessing where about in the world we thought they’d come from.

General Manager, Simona Cioinac, said: “Our residents had a brilliant time today, they really enjoyed taking part in sensory and relaxing activities, fun-filled games, specially designed to improve and stimulate their physical health, as well as, mental wellbeing.”

 

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