Residents of Great Oaks care home in Bournemouth took part in a jam-packed day of Burns Night celebrations to pay homage to the much-loved Scottish tradition.
The day kicked off with a performance on the bagpipes by local musician Alan Cowie, which set the scene for the ‘Address to a Haggis’ which was recited by carer Betty Riley. Those that wished to then raised a glass of scotch to toast Robert Burns and his legacy, more than 200 years on.
Afterwards, everyone tucked into a traditional Scottish lunch of haggis, salmon, ‘neeps and tatties’, followed by an afternoon of Scottish-themed games which were played with residents and their friends and family.
Sara Muslin, Home Manager of Great Oaks, said: “It was wonderful to enjoy Burns Night’s festivities with our residents and their families. It is important we continue to offer a variety of activities at our home, as not only do they encourage our residents to socialise, but it has also been proven to boost their mood and overall wellbeing.”
Great Oaks is the latest addition to an established family of care homes managed by Encore Care Homes.