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Stout and sandwiches a hit with care home residents


Oct 11, 2018

A STOUT and sandwich afternoon was enjoyed by Northumberland care home residents – after they asked for more foodie activities.

Staff served up flavoured stouts and various cobs, bagels, loafs, wraps and cakes at The Oaks Care Home, on Durban Street, Blyth.

The feast was a hit with residents, who enjoyed a taste of the milk or chocolate flavoured beers with their spread of sandwiches.

Resident Derek Grassie said: “That’s a lovely ale. Many thanks to the staff for their effort. It was such a lovely spread.”

Fellow resident Elsie Patterson said: “It was lovely to have a piece of stottie cake again and a variety of fillings.”

The activity was the first time many of the residents had tried bagels and wraps, with tiger cobs, a sesame seed loaf and beetroot and raisin bread also on offer.

They had a choice of pork, beef, cheese, tuna and chicken, alongside salad, for the fillings.

The home’s activities coordinator, Angela Hedley, came up with the idea of the stout and sandwich afternoon.

She said: “The simple things can sometimes make for a really memorable day for our residents.

“I thought a stout and sandwich afternoon was something different and it turned out for many of the residents it was their first time experiencing bagels and wraps.”