A twist on an afternoon tea

Residents at Eardon Grange Care Home at Whitley Bay sample mocktail cocktails as part of a Worldwide Afternoon Tea event (left to right) Jean Patterson, Audrey Angus, staff member Krissy Grant and Phyllis Grey.'REF 1803150198
Residents at Eardon Grange Care Home at Whitley Bay sample mocktail cocktails as part of a Worldwide Afternoon Tea event (left to right) Jean Patterson, Audrey Angus, staff member Krissy Grant and Phyllis Grey.'REF 1803150198

Care home residents have been mixing it up to learn about nutrition and hydration.

Earsdon Grange care home, in Whitley Bay, held a traditional afternoon tea with a twist as residents made and sampled a selection of fruity cocktails and mocktails.

The cocktail making class was held as part of Nutrition and Hydration week, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of good nutrition and hydration for health.

Care manager Nicola Bell said: “We hold a weekly community coffee morning every Wednesday so we wanted to do something a bit different for our Worldwide Afternoon Tea so we decided on a cocktail making and fruit tasting themed event.

“The residents really enjoyed their experience of being bartender and making and mixing the cocktails. It was a really fun way for them to enjoy sampling different fruits and drinks.”