Sycamore Grove Care Home 3 course meal for lonely older people
Local care home Sycamore Grove Care Home in Stone Cross will be opening it’s doors to a number of people from the community to help tackle loneliness in their local community.
Open for elderly people who might usually eat alone, are invited to join the residents and teams at the home on 23rd March between 1pm and 3.30pm for a 3 course meal.
Diners will be treated to a tasty lunch in the home’s dining room. Guests will have a chance to chat to the home’s staff and residents, while enjoying their food, and will be able to partake in some of the homes activities with those at the home after their meal.
The home’s Head Chef will be producing a range of dishes to cover varied individual dietary needs and preferences, so diners were able to eat to their fill accompanied with a wide selection of beverages.
Barchester Healthcare initiative assisting isolated older people
The ‘Don’t Dine Alone’ initiative was launched by care provider Barchester Healthcare as a way to reach out to isolated or vulnerable members of their local communities. Barchester Healthcare is also behind Barchester’s Charitable Foundation, which is a registered charity that gives grants to older people and other adults with a disability to help combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged in the communities where the Barchester care homes operate.
Heather Nwansi, General Manager at Sycamore Grove, said: “Loneliness can be a big problem for elderly people, especially as the weather gets colder. Our doors are always open to new friends of the home.”
Sycamore Grove Care Home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering personalised care across its care homes and hospitals. Sycamore Grove provides residential care and dementia care for 70 residents from respite care to long term stays.