The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society care home based in Banstead will host a French-themed dinner evening in March designed to bring a realistic dining experience to residents and their families.
As the first in the series of “Seafarers’ Suppers” the society will bring the restaurant experience to the care home by offering residents a range of dishes from a particular country. Residents can also invite family members along to have dinner together and take part in the fun.
The dishes for each event are cooked by the home’s chef and served by the team who become waiters and waitresses for the evening.
The initiative was developed after an Italian-themed event which took place in January saw residents and their families enjoy time together, sampling various Italian delicacies cooked and prepared by the society’s team. The team now plans to hold a “Seafarers’ Supper” every two months, with close family and friends being invited to take part.
Anne Kasey, Care Home Manager said: “As the society celebrates its 150th anniversary it is important to make sure that residents and their families continue to spend time together through interesting and stimulating activities.
“Not all residents, particularly those with dementia, are confident enough or able to go for meals or evenings out, so the themed dinners are a great way of giving them that experience and possibly food they haven’t tried before in a comfortable, safe and familiar environment surrounded by their friends and families.”