Suffolk care home residents serve up charity cookbook in aid of the Association of Lowland Search & Rescue

Staff and residents worked on the 70-page charity cookbook together. Picture: HEALTHCARE HOMES

Staff and residents worked on the 70-page charity cookbook together. Picture: HEALTHCARE HOMES - Credit: Archant

Staff and residents at Aldringham Court Nursing Home and Oaklands House have contributed to a nostalgic charity cookbook, with all proceeds going to the Association of Lowland Search & Rescue.

Residents at several Suffolk-based care homes have whipped up a nostaligic cookbook for charity.

The men and women of Aldringham Court Nursing Home in Aldringham and Oaklands House in Reydon have produced a 70-page recipe book with a personal touch, entitled Cooking up Memories.

Staff and residents worked together to develop recipes and share a special nostalgic story to accompany each meal.

The group are welcoming £5 suggested donations for the book, with all money raised going to the Associaton of Lowland Search and Rescue (ALSAR).


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Sandra Saunders manager of Oaklands House said: “This has been a lovely project for all of our residents to be involved with. It’s been great to reminisce with residents about home baking and to hear the special memories evoked by cooking over the years. The finished book looks great – there’s something for everyone - and all our residents have enjoyed looking through it.”

Helen Gidlow, Chief Operating Officer from Healthcare Homes, said: “We are absolutely delighted with how our residents and staff have embraced this project across the group.

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“There is a lot of evidence to suggest that taste and food experiences can ignite certain nostalgic memories, so we know that cooking is something very dear to a lot of our residents. The book is a true reflection of the lives of those who live at our homes, and is tinged with some really touching recollections about how food was cooked, served and experienced in their earlier years.”

Helen added: “We’re looking forward to seeing the reaction to the book, and would certainly welcome letters to our residents as feedback about their terrific collaborative effort.”

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