Tastes of the Caribbean come to Lymington care home

Tastes of the Caribbean come to Lymington care home

Summer barbecue just one of many fun events at Colten Care's Belmore Lodge

Caribbean twist: Residents Mary Bates, Jean Denham and Janette Banks enjoy the summer barbecue at Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge, including giant pavlovas, with staff including Home Manager Julie House (third right, back row).The tastes of the West Indies came to Hampshire when a Lymington care home staged a summer barbecue with a Caribbean twist. Residents, family and friends at Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge in Milford Road enjoyed a feast of dishes from chefs Nigel Parsons and Justin Guest.

They included lamb and mint burgers, Southern fried chicken, caramelised chipolatas, spare ribs and a variety of salads.

Pride of place went to a pavlova with caramelised pineapple and honey, topped with strawberries and chocolate, and served with a caramel sauce. 

Caribbean music played in the background as even the weather joined in with the fun although not quite matching temperatures in the West Indies.

Residents later enjoyed making mocktails with the favourite being a pina colada with coconut crisps.

Julie House, Home Manager, said the barbecue had proved particularly popular with one resident, Jim Giles, who had spent a lot of time in Jamaica.

She added: “The weather was typical of our English summer although the vibe was definitely bright and Caribbean. 

“Lunch outside was enjoyed by all and several residents asked to see the chefs to thank them for the wonderful food. It was a day enjoyed by our residents, families and staff and we very much hope to have many more garden events before the end of the summer,” said Julie.

Saving the Planet is the theme for the 2019 Lymington CarnivalCarnival time!

This week residents and staff at Belmore Lodge and Colten Care's other homes in Lymington, Court Lodge and Linden House, are busy putting the final preparations in place for their 2019 Lymington Carnival procession entry.

As headline sponsors of the event, Colten Care always make a spectacular effort and we're promised that this year's entry will be no exception!

The theme chosen for this year's carnival is 'Saving the planet' - perfect for a local company who has managed to remove over a million pieces of single-use plastic from their business in the last year.

Summer Short Stay Special Offer 

This summer enjoy an All-Inclusive Summer break with Colten Care's 4 weeks for the price of 3 special offer! Whether recovering from a spell in hospital, or simply wanting to give your carer - or yourself - a break, a short stay in one of Colten Care's homes could be just the ticket.

Find out more about Colten Care's 4 weeks for the price of 3 offer here.

Colten Care 4 for 3 offer

Find out more about Colten Care's New Forest homes

Colten Care operates six residential nursing and care homes in the local area, including three in Lymington: Belmore Lodge, Court Lodge and dementia specialist Linden House. There are also homes in Brockenhurst (Woodpecker's), New Milton (Kingfisher's) and Mudeford (Avon Reach). Click on the links to find out more about each home...

This summer take the opportunity to visit Colten Care's homes at a number of open events, including a Country & Western BBQ at Woodpecker's Brockenhurst on Friday 16 August.

In addition, every Wednesday 'Come Dine with Us' at Belmore Lodge - come and join the residents for a sociable lunch (booking essential!). Ladies, on the first Wednesday of each month join the residents at Court Lodge for Ladies' Afternoon Tea and gentlemen, come along to the Gentlemen's Lunch Club, also at Court Lodge.

If you fancy a short stay at a Colten home this summer, either as respite or as an all-inclusive holiday, take advantage of the current '4 weeks for the price of 3' offer! Find out more here.

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