Residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Bromsgrove have shown the fun and easy ways to get your ‘five a day’ with exercise and healthy eating soup-making sessions.
The team and residents at Breme Residential Care Home in Providence Road took part in a chair based exercise session, before making homemade mouth-watering vegetable soup to kick-start a healthy New Year.
Exercise fun and hearty treats
To start the day, residents enjoyed a fun armchair exercise class – which included light movements to help improve mobility, followed be a hearty teat.
They peeled, sliced and diced an abundance of carrots, onions, swede, courgettes and other colourful winter vegetables to transform the fabulously fresh produce into deliciously thick homemade soup.
“Eating heathly often has a bad reputation and we wanted to change this…”
The wellbeing day was set up to show the fun ways to stick to a healthy diet – home manager Rebecca Rudge explains.
Rebecca said: “We are very health conscious here so thought what better way to promote the fun and easy ways to live well – especially as many people will be trying to stick to New Year’s resolutions this time of year.
“Eating healthy often has a bad reputation for being boring and we wanted to change this, we wanted to show everyone that if we can do it so can you.”
“I especially enjoyed making the soup…”
Patrick Maddox, 83-year-old resident, said: “It’s great to support a healthy wellbeing day – it’s a great time to start what with the New Year.”
Fellow resident, Cynthia Daniels, 85, added: “It was a lovely day, I especially enjoyed making the soup and preparing all the vegetables, it look me back to when I used to do similar meals for my family.”