A Carterton home took residents for a pint or two as part of a Seize the Day initiative.
MHA The Homestead arranged for a minibus to take staff and residents to the Witney Como Lounge
Seven residents were accompanied by members of staff including student paramedics.
The gang were treated to a pub lunch which included soups, breads and a refreshing beverage.
The initiative encourages residents to re-experience activities or events from the past or to do something they would like to do for the first time.
Pawel Wisniowski, home manager said: “We spoke to the relatives of our residents and told them about the idea, and they were very happy.
“Residents do miss that social interaction, which is fairly normal for the rest of us so we always wanted to do something like this.
“We had been planning it for a while and once we managed to arrange the transport we were all set to go.
“The residents love it, you could really see them being uplifted when speaking with others.
“The atmosphere was very lively, and you could sense it reminded some of them how they were before moving into the home.
“Seeing how positive and upbeat the residents were following the visit, it’s something we hope to do again and also look to do other activities to keep the residents happy.”