Each year, 21 October marks Apple Day, a national celebration of apples and orchards and residents at Cornwallis Court in Bury St Edmunds received a special visit from local cider company Aspall. Residents enjoyed tasting a range of apple juices and ciders, provided by Aspall staff members Rebecca and Charlotte. A presentation about the history of Aspall sparked conversations about different tastes of cider and juices among residents.
This weekend, Halloween parties took place all over the UK and residents at RMBI Homes also participated in the spooky fun. Residents, families and staff at Scarbrough Court in Northumberland dressed up with hats and masks to gather in the Home's lounge, which was decorated in orange and black, complete with carved pumpkins. Residents enjoyed entertainment by local Kevin Royale, and tasted cakes and treats, as well as a round of drinks.
Residents at Cornwallis Court in Bury St Edmunds celebrated two national awareness events with foodie activities. In the lead up to World Food Day (16 Oct) and National Curry Week (9-15 Oct), residents did some active gardening and growing vegetables, such as papaya, avocado and chilli. Chilli, the most popular spice in the world, is said to help prevent heart attacks and strokes, as well as makes curry dishes spicy and tasty, so residents benefitted from their home grown veg.