Edinburgh care home residents enjoy therapeutic and sensory bread making

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Spirits were high at Camilla House Care Home in Edinburgh as residents came together to bake (and eat) their very own homemade bread bloomers.

Always making the best out of any situation, residents took the gloomy weather outside as an opportunity to create a warm day inside by baking up a storm. Many residents at Camilla House are avid baking fans and regularly enjoy creating a variety of scrumptious sweet and savoury treats.

With bloomers being nominated as this week’s choice, residents took turns to mix the fresh ingredients together. Once the residents had shaped the dough into a wonderful pair of bloomers Rowena, Camilla House’s Head Chef, was given the honour of baking the loaves.

After an eventful morning of preparing the baked goods, residents relaxed and took in the glorious smells of freshly made bread as the bloomers rose in the oven. Once ready, the loaves were served with a delicious pot of homemade soup and the residents were able to enjoy the fruits of their labour.

Baking is recognised as a therapeutic and sensory activity and residents at Camilla House certainly seemed to agree. The activity provided a chance for the residents to relax and have some fun. A favourite pastime for many residents, the day also gave them the opportunity to reminisce about times that they used to bake at home as youngsters.

Davie Brand, Home Manager at Camilla House, said:

“It was a wonderful day for residents and staff who thoroughly enjoyed spending the morning baking together. Many of our residents are very keen bakers, and we all love to pitch in and help, especially when it comes to sharing the wonderful treats they have created!”

Camilla House is part of Embrace Group, a leading independent provider of health and social care to people in the UK, offering person-centred residential, educational and supported living services which enable people to live as independently as possible.

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