The residents of Featherton House Care Home in Deddington, North Oxfordshire, have celebrated the arrival of the Year of the Rat with a Chinese themed lunch.
On entering the home’s newly refurbished dining area, residents were greeted by traditional paper lanterns. Each table had a special menu for the afternoon and a fortune cookie at each setting.
The room was abuzz with excitement, waiting to hear what fortunes the cookies had instore for each person. Residents and members of the Featherton House team took it in turns to read their fortunes aloud, with plenty of laughs along the way.
Following this, a selection of Chinese dishes were served. These included Sweet and Sour Chicken, Beef Chow Mein, Spring Rolls, Egg Fried Rice, and Prawn Crackers. After a short break, and having shared memories of Chinese meals enjoyed to mark special occasions over the years, everyone managed to find room for dessert.
In the newly upgraded Featherton House kitchen, the catering team created the perfect way to finish our Chinese New Year celebration. Each resident was delighted to be served an authentic banana fritter with lychees and maple syrup.
You Are Never Too Old to Try New Things
At Featherton House Care Home, we strive to help you celebrate events and festivals that are important to you. We also believe you should have the opportunity to experience flavours and cultures from other parts of the world.
Festivals such as Chinese New Year provide the perfect opportunity to try and learn new things. While for those who have experienced a particular culture first hand, it is a chance to reminisce and share their own stories with friends.
Our dedicated team are always happy to listen to suggestions for festivals, themes, activities, and food that you would like to try. Upon receiving a warm reception from fellow residents, many suggestions become regular additions to our activities programme at the home.