Care residents set sail on culinary cruise experience

Worldwide holiday destinations are being created in style through taste, sound and crafts when residents embark on a virtual cruise across Morris care homes this Summer.

The Grand Explorer cruise day theme brings the flavours of China, Norway and the USA to our six homes for a memorable day for staff, residents and their families. Each resident was asked to pick three countries they would like to visit, with the results providing the chosen destinations for the cruise.

The holiday celebrations feature Chinese arts and crafts, a gala lunch and cocktails and photographs with the Captain – played by a member of staff or a resident at each home. Entertainers perform show favourites for an afternoon on Broadway to end the event on a high note.

Our chefs have devised a special three course menu inspired by the countries visited. The ‘passengers’ can choose from a range of dishes. The main course options featured Norwegian meatballs, American-style steak and steamed tilapia with ginger, soy sauce and rice wine.

It was the third summer cruise series for the homes following the success of Mediterranean and Caribbean cruise days in previous years

Organiser Sarah Compton said: “Family and friends join our residents for the events and enter into the spirit of the occasion. It is a popular theme because it captures the imagination and triggers memories of past holidays.

“Many of our residents are well travelled and it is lovely to hear them share their stories and reminisce about the places they have seen.

“Such activities are important in providing a safe and stimulating environment for the people in our care; we’re delighted they are so well received.”

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