Latin flavour of the day at care home

Residents at The Oaks Care Home, in Blyth, enjoyed a Mexican themed evening.
Residents at The Oaks Care Home, in Blyth, enjoyed a Mexican themed evening.

Latin America was on the menu for residents and staff at a care home.

The Oaks Care Home, in Blyth, held a Mexican themed evening, with the country’s flag adorning the walls and a flavorsome feast for dinner.

Residents enjoyed a starter of tortillas, followed by chilli con carne and, for dessert, a choice of mocha bundt cake or arroz con leche.

Resident Dennis Allen said: “I didn’t think I would enjoy the food because it’s something I haven’t had before but I think this should be added to the regular menu.”

Raymond Pringle added: “It has been nice to sit with everyone laugh, listen to the music and have a couple of tipples.”

Ann Mielnik, home manager, said: “We’re always looking for ways to give the residents new experiences and things to try.

“They decided on the Mexican menu at their last residents meeting and, while some were a little nervous about trying new food, everyone had a great time.”