Chefs preparing food


Come dine with us!

Northbourne Court and Weybourne, collaborate to provide residents with a ‘Come Dine with Me’ Dining Experience.

Last Thursday, 16th May, Northbourne Court and Weybourne care homes joined forces to create a special ‘Come Dine with Me’ dining experience for residents and staff. The event saw kitchen staff from both care homes crafting together a fabulous three-course menu for their guests.

The collaborative event was designed not only to provide an enjoyable dining experience but also to promote the wellbeing and health of the residents, many of whom live with dementia. The interaction during the meal offered a wonderful opportunity for residents to engage socially with other residents, which is crucial for cognitive and emotional health and wellbeing.

The kitchen staff from both homes carefully curated the menu to emphasis nutrition and taste, aiming to meet the dietary needs of all the residents. The kitchen team worked fantastically together and served a display of beautiful dishes, including Ham Hock Terrine, Carrot Soup, Sea Bass, and a mixed berry Trifle.

Staff at the Come Dine with me event
Resident and family member looking through a food menu

This initiative underscores the importance of a good dining experience for residents in care homes and how it can support various interactions and engagements, all while enjoying tasty home-cooked food. A good, balanced diet is a major contributing factor to the well-being of residents and can support weight gain, reduce falls, and offer other health benefits for the elderly.

“The ‘Come Dine with Me’ event was a fantastic success,” said Lejla Mustafic, Home Manager at Weybourne and Paula Igwe-Chinwo, Home Manager at Northbourne Court. “Seeing our residents interact with each other and enjoy a meal together was truly heartwarming. Events like these are crucial in providing nutrition, joy, and companionship, which are essential for their overall health.

The collaboration between Northbourne Court and Weybourne highlights our commitment to supporting residents to live vibrant and fulfilling lives through innovative and enjoyable activities”.

For more information about Northbourne Court and Weybourne care home, please visit www.avantecare.org.uk or call the Family Liaison Manager to arrange a viewing on 07923 152162.

Northbourne Court and Weybourne care homes are dedicated to providing exceptional care for their residents. With a focus on creating a warm and supportive environment, both care homes offer a range of services and activities designed to enhance the quality of life for those in their care.

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