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Pals at Ipswich Home Say “Guinness is Better in Ireland” Following Trip to Pub as Part of Seize the Day Initiative

Two pals embarked on a trip to the local pub as part of their seize the day initiative and say they the prefer Guinness over in Ireland.

Eric Brett and Alan Field both live at MHA Norwood and have breakfast, lunch and dinner together.

The pair usually spend their time near the homes wishing well, where residents fill in a seize the day request.

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.

Sergio Ishmael, activity coordinator said:
“Both Eric and Alan have really hit it off since moving into the home and enjoy each other’s company.

“They are inseparable during mealtimes and always have little catch ups together.

“We have set up a wishing well for residents to fill in their seize the day requests and when a staff member asked Alan, he said he wanted to go to the pub with his mate Eric.

“I accompanied them to The Greyhound, a pub which is local to us, and they had a great time.

“It was the first time they visited The Greyhound and had some food and half a pint of Guinness each, but they both said Guinness is better in Ireland.

“They had a great time and I think it was something they both really enjoyed and said they would like to do it again in the summer.”


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