Rosebridge Manor says aloha to themed luncheon

Jasper long-term care home offers a tropical-inspired meal, entertainment

A little luau lifted spirits recently after an illness outbreak at Rosebridge Manor.

A mid-January Hawaii-themed luncheon was just what the doctor ordered. The activity proved to provide a bit of a lift to the atmosphere at the Jasper long-term care home, says Kathy Barr, Rosebridge Manor’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC).

The cook prepared a meal that included a pineapple-inspired main dish and coconut cream pie.

The LEC had the television tuned to Hawaiian music and images of waves, followed by an entertainer coming into the home after the meal to provide music.

“We’re out of outbreak now but we’re still having the residual effects of colds and such,” Kathy says.

“I tried to break the monotony by having a Hawaiian-themed party and it turned out pretty good. It was just a really relaxing, fun afternoon.”

The LEC strives to host a theme day or themed meal every month especially in the winter months when “we need something to boost us up a little bit.”

The next event is a Scottish-themed affair, featuring lunch, tea and poetry readings to mark Robbie Burns Day, which fell on Jan. 25.

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