A care home in Yapton arranged a Hawaiian themed mocktail afternoon for its residents to mark Nutrition and Hydration Week (14 – 20 June).
The annual event aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.
Warmere Court residents enjoyed trying different flavour beverages which were tailored to their dietary requirements. Those who require higher fat content in their diet sipped on tasty mocktails with cream.
Mary Latter, service manager for the Shaw healthcare operated home, said: ‘Getting the correct nutrients has an impact on how we feel and also how well we concentrate. We made sure each resident had something to enjoy and to stay hydrated in the wonderful weather we have been having. It was a lovely afternoon that everyone enjoyed.’
Also in attendance was chief financial officer (CFO) of Shaw healthcare, Russell Brown, and operations manager Clare Gibson, who both spent time with all of the residents and staff.
Mr Brown steps up from his current role as CFO in November to chief executive officer (CEO) of Shaw healthcare when the present CEO and Shaw’s founder, Jeremy Nixey, retires at the end of October after more than 40 years at the head of the organisation.