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Good health and nutrition on the menu at Cringleford care home

April 20th 2016

The team at Cavell Court care home will be serving up some tasty inspiration for anyone looking to find out more about nutrition and healthy eating in later life on Tuesday 10th May.  

From 2.30pm to 4.30pm, James Clear and Andrew Mussett, from Care UK’s hospitality team, will lead the free event where they will share their knowledge and provide practical advice on healthy eating and hydration for older people. They will also give top tips for stimulating appetite and discuss examples of how menus can be adapted to suit special dietary needs – for people living with dementia, for example. 

Visitors will be able to try a host of delicious sample dishes, freshly prepared by the care home’s head chef, Wayne Robinson. There will be tempting sandwiches and desserts prepared and served especially for those with swallowing difficulties, as well as homemade fortified drinks and delicious family favourites, such as fish pie, made with fresh herbs, lemon and cream. 

After the event, James and Andrew will be on hand to answer any questions and there will also be an opportunity for members of the public to meet the team and take a tour of Cavell Court.   

The event follows the launch of Care UK’s latest free guide, Eating as we age. Designed to help anyone who experiences problems with eating or drinking, as well as those caring for an older friend or relative, Eating as we age is an easy-to-follow guide which pools the expertise of Care UK’s chefs and the experiences of its care professionals.  

Wayne Robinson, head chef at Cavell Court, said: “At Care UK we understand the importance of providing tasty, nutritious and well-balanced seasonal menus for older people. We pride ourselves on supporting individuals to dine with dignity; and we are passionate about catering for different dietary requirements and appetites as well as helping residents to continue to enjoy their favourite dishes and traditions around food. 

“By supporting residents to eat and drink well, and helping them to overcome any obstacles that may prevent this, we can boost their health – even relieving aches and pains and increasing mental wellbeing. We take into consideration every aspect of the dining experience to ensure it is enjoyable, sociable and fun for residents and importantly, that they maintain their independence and love of food. 

“By hosting a free event on the subject, we can provide the people of Cavell Court with expert advice, inspiration and the opportunity to find out more about the importance of healthy eating in later life.”

Free copies of Eating as we age will be available at the event.

Cavell Court, in the heart of Cringleford, Norwich is a modern, purpose-built care home that opened in July 2015. We provide round-the-clock nursing and residential care as well as specialist care for older people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We also deliver short-term respite care, as well as sensitive palliative and end of life care.

Cavell Court
140 Dragonfly Lane
Cringleford
Norwich
NR4 7SW (postcode for sat nav NR4 7LH)

0333 321 1980

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Residential dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Palliative care