A Sanctuary Care home in Exmouth has enjoyed a dunking good time thanks to a little help from their friends.
Residents and the team at Fernihurst Nursing Home in Douglas Avenue have been whipping up a storm as they topped freshly baked doughnuts kindly donated by their local Tesco store in Salterton Road.
Icing sugar and sprinkles galore were the menu of the day when residents rolled up their sleeves to take part in a baking-themed reminiscence activity, which proved to be very thought-provoking.
The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Hazel Tribble explained: “Many of our residents have spent many fond moments in the kitchen across the years, mainly when baking for their young children so when they take part in any baking based activities you can see the joy across their face and it is really heart-warming to see.”
Once the delicious treats were ready to eat, residents were joined by their friends and family for a high-tea party afternoon but swapping the usual homemade cupcakes for their special doughnuts.
“…doughnuts were delicious!”
75-year-old resident Gordon Ramsden (pictured) said: “The doughnuts were delicious!”
Hazel continued: “The doughnuts were just delicious, as you expect they were perfectly baked by Tesco but we were so proud of our unique toppings! There was a real sense of achievement when residents enjoyed their own mini masterpieces.
“Thank you to Tesco and their team for donating the tasty doughnuts, we really did have a wonderful afternoon!”
Multisensory activities like baking are beneficial for residents living with dementia as it engages attention, enables conversation, brings back memories and so much more.
With stunning views across Lyme Bay, Fernihurst is a beautiful care home designed with the usual comforts you’d expect including welcoming lounges and dining areas, a light and airy conservatory, sensory gardens and cosy bedrooms.