A taste of Mexico comes to Frost Manor

Residents and team members celebrate Cinco de Mayo with activities, food and drink

It was fiesta time at Frost Manor on May 5 when the Lindsay, Ont. long-term care home’s residents and team members celebrated the famed Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo.

The event was marked by Mexican-themed food, games and beverages.

In the morning, residents played a “fiesta shopping game”, which was similar to a grocery-item version of bingo residents play, according to life enrichment co-ordinator Amy Whitehead.

For lunch, the nutritional care team prepared a Mexican-style meal that included chicken quesadillas with avocado, salsa and sour cream. This was accompanied by a taco salad, which Amy says was “a very popular choice.”

In the afternoon, life enrichment aides went around Frost Manor delivering mocktail sangrias to residents.

Cinco de Mayo – which translates to “fifth of May” – honours the Mexican army’s defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, during the French occupation of Mexico.

Throughout the event, residents and team members had their photos taken to capture the fun everyone was having, Amy notes.

“It’s very hard to tell with masks on, but I promise everyone is smiling,” she says.

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