Care home got into the swing of St Patrick's Day

By Barrie Hudson - 18 March 2024


Residents and staff at White Lodge Care Home in Braydon celebrated all things Irish for St Patrick’s Day.

The home was decorated with shamrocks and everyone dressed in green to mark the day.

Staff and residents marked the day by making shamrock decorations, learning some Irish words and phrases and Irish dance performance from a local dance academy. 

Head chef Richard prepared a fantastic Irish spread with traditional Irish dishes such as boiled bacon, Irish stew, soda bread, colcannon and black pudding all washed down with Guinness or an Irish whiskey. 

General Manager, Ramona Gherendi said: “Our residents have all had a brilliant day today, everyone has enjoyed the festivities – I think we all agree St Patrick’s Day is the best of all the saints days!  

"We had a fantastic time listening to Irish music and watching Irish dancing, we sampled some lovely Irish whiskeys too.”

Jess, a resident at White Lodge said: “It has been a lovely day. I really liked making the shamrock decorations and the Irish Dance performance brought back so many memories of holidays, it was wonderful to reminisce about the trips we had all taken.”

The care home's varied life enrichment programme keeps residents active, and provides a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to residents’ interests and abilities.

White Lodge Care Home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. 

White Lodge provides nursing, residential and respite care.


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