Galsworthy House Care Home celebrated Burns Night on Wednesday 25 January, for their Scottish residents, with a range of activities including themed cupcake making and poetry reading.
The home decorated with Scottish flags and banners to get everyone in the tartan spirit and Scottish cuisine was added to the lunch time menu.
In-keeping with Scottish tradition, residents were offered cock-a-leekie soup for starters followed by Haggis in whisky sauce served with tatties and neeps. Dessert was clootie dumplings with cream – prepared the day before to keep with tradition – which went down a treat.
“Residents baked cupcakes and decorated them with Burns Night themed cake toppers, before serving lunch in the ground floor dining room, residents were treated to a poetry reading of one of Robert Burns well known poems ‘A Red Red Rose’, while residents on the top floor listened to ‘Auld Lang Syne’ as lunch was served – super atmosphere.
“Our residents enjoyed themselves. Lesley and Elizabeth, two of our Scottish residents, told staff that they had thoroughly enjoyed the day and that it had brought back many fond memories from their childhood.
“We also invited the local school. The children loved listening to poems and seeing our decorations and trying traditional pudding.” Eva Trochim, Home Manager at Galsworthy House
Galsworthy House has seventy-two bedrooms, several of which have views over the landscaped gardens and Richmond Park. The home provides residential, nursing and dementia care on a permanent or short-stay basis. If you are looking for care and/or would like to find out more call 0802 235 506.