Care Home Residents Enjoy Autumn Bakes
With the colder days having arrived rapidly, residents of Connors House Residential Care Home in Canterbury warmed up with a morning of autumnal baking.
We’ve all tried our hand at baking since lockdown confined us all to our homes in March but for residents of our Craddock Road residential care home, it’s something they’ve always regularly enjoyed.
With the colder grey days and gusts of wind arriving, residents decided to adapt their baking session to suit the season, making some lovely autumnal cupcakes.
Even the cupcake cases were red and orange as the residents filled them with yummy cake mixture and topped with buttercream icing and decorative fondant leaves, carefully cut with a cookie cutter.
Christine Devlin, Home Manager of Connors House said: “We do lots of baking here at Connors House and we like to keep it exciting and fresh for the residents, and so changing our bakes with the season works really well.
“We have several keen bakers here and they had great fun making the cupcakes and in particular, cutting the fondant shapes, which were a bit fiddly but looked great once finished!”
Baking is proven to be great for older people, particularly those living with dementia. It not only stimulated the senses and appetite, thus triggering memories, it also reduces stress and anxiety and greatly improves social interaction.