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Care home hosts traditional burns’ supper
A Bo’ness care home had a Burns Night to remember as they hosted an evening of fine dining, music and quizzes – all with a distinctly Scottish flavour.
Bield’s Woodlands care home, on Kinneil Drive, celebrated the birth of the Ploughman Poet, with an evening of crafts and sing-a-longs, topped off by a traditional three-course menu.
The classic Burns’ Night menu was on offer for the night, and tenants tucked into a starter of Scotch broth, followed by a main of haggis, neeps and tatties or square sausage stovies. For dessert, Scottish tablet ice cream, tea and coffee with shortbread or even a “wee dram” was on offer.
After the meal, tenants were invited to take part in a Scottish themed quiz, followed by ‘sangs an’ clatter’ and Auld Lang Syne to finish.
Senior Care Assistant Jill Moffat told of how activities such as this can be beneficial for the tenants and the importance of celebrating Burns Night. She said:
“It was a great night with fantastic food, drinks and music – and the tenants all got to sing a song or two.
“Events like these give the tenants the chance to do something out of their normal routine, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed celebrating such a patriotic event.”
Time running out for afternoon tea with CGC
Citygate Construction’s (CGC) afternoon tea initiative for housing providers closes for entries next Tuesday (January 31).
Afternoon Tea with CGC is designed to provide a financial helping hand to housing associations and housing co-operatives.
The aim is to encourage them to host afternoon tea events as a way of valuing senior citizen tenants and to fight loneliness and isolation in communities.
Housing providers are invited to apply for £200 each to fund afternoon tea sessions.
Citygate Construction Managing Director Leo Reilly said:
“The deadline for applications for funding is next Tuesday, so if a housing association or housing co-operative has not applied, now is the time to do it.
“It is our way of saying thank you to housing providers who are doing such a good job in so many communities.”
CGC will send the winners pop-up brightly coloured cardboard cake stands to make sure the events have an authentic afternoon tea feel.
CGC is asking housing providers to email or write to CGC, telling the firm their plan for afternoon tea. This does not need to be long – just an outline of how the organisation intendeds to make it a success. Email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org CGC will select the winners.
Pictured: Two of CGC’s staff get ready for tea.