Jun 11, 2021
Two care homes in Bury St Edmunds are inviting local people caring for loved ones to learn more about nutrition and hydration in later life.
On Tuesday 15th June, from 2pm-4pm, Care UK’s Davers Court and Glastonbury Court will be welcoming the local community to join an informative virtual session which will discuss the preparation of nutritious meals for older loved ones. Glenn Eldridge, Head Chef at Glastonbury Court, will also be on hand to provide insight into stimulating appetite, ways to incorporate all the senses at meal times, and share tips on supporting older people to maintain a healthy weight.
The virtual session will be fully interactive, and aims to help those caring for older loved ones to feel more confident in ensuring relatives continue to be well-nourished at home.
There will be a Q&A session to help attendees get the most out of the talk, and the chance to find out more about Care UK’s approach to dining with dignity, including how to accommodate different diets, such as those for people with difficulty swallowing.
Members of the local community will also receive a digital copy of Care UK’s free guide ‘Eating as we age’.
Sally Shadbolt, Home Manager at Davers Court, said: “We understand the importance of providing tasty, nutritious and well-balanced seasonal menus for older people, and pride ourselves on helping individuals to dine with dignity.
“Joined by Glenn, this informative session will encourage families to ensure their loved ones eat and drink well, and support them to overcome challenges along the way – a balanced diet can boost health, relieve aches and pains and even increase mental wellbeing, which is something we’re keen to support.
“By hosting a free event on the subject, we can provide local people with more confidence, expert advice, inspiration and the opportunity to find out more about the importance of healthy eating and hydration in later life.”
For anyone unsure about how to take part in the virtual event, help is at hand. The teams will host the event using Zoom, an online meeting space. Simply call or email Customer Relations Manager, Chantal Sencier, and she will let you know how to join the event and share tips to make the most out of the session.
Glastonbury Court and Davers Court are modern care homes that provide full-time residential, respite and dementia care, with Glastonbury Court also offering nursing care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, both care homes have their very own cinema and hair salon, and there is plenty of space both in and outdoors for relaxation and recreation.
For more information about Glastonbury Court, or Davers Court, please email Customer Relations Manager, Chantal Sencier on Chantal.firstname.lastname@example.org
To book your space at the event, visit careuk.com/care-homes/davers-court-bury-st-edmunds/events
Shakers Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7BN
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