What a Smoothie

May 2014

Health and Wellbeing Event

Staff at Middleton Hall came up with an innovative way of making smoothies to help promote our Living Well concept – the aptly named smoothie bike. The stationary machine whizzed up several smoothies as staff and residents used pedal power to produce the healthy drinks.

The smoothie maker was part of the health and wellbeing event coordinated by the Living Well team.  Audra Hunt, Living Well Manager said: “The smoothie bike was a bit of fun to help us promote the launch of a new range of “Eat Well, Be Well” smoothies designed for health and energy now available in the Orangery.”

The event saw a variety of activities promoting the living well concept, focusing on both physical and mental wellbeing.

Ping Pong was high on the agenda as staff and residents took to the tables and went head-to-head while residents also had the chance to enjoy a spot of flower arranging and bring a piece of Spring indoors with their beautiful arrangements.

Delicious healthy treats, freshly prepared by the kitchen team were available from roasted vegetable frittatas to allotment cake. Health assessments and nutritional advice were also on offer from our Living Well Co-ordinators, answering questions and providing information on a range of health and wellbeing concerns.

To the enjoyment of many, Wendy Bell, therapist, performed a variety of relaxing and stimulating taster session treatments from lava shell massage to a gentle hand massage.

Audrey and Eddie Perry, Middleton Woods residents attended the event and came away feeling very enthused. Mrs Perry said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the flower arranging and thought it was very relaxing. I came away with a beautiful arrangement which is still standing strong. The smoothies were very interesting too – I’ve never made a smoothie before but I have taken away the recipe cards and am going to try them in our blender. Eddie got a taste of a massage from Wendy and enjoyed it so much, we’ve both booked a follow up massage with her!”

Audra said: “The Living Well philosophy is at the heart of everything that we do at Middleton Hall and through events such as the Health and Wellbeing afternoon, we’re able to educate and inform staff and residents of the benefits and concepts of Living Well. It really was a fantastic afternoon and we thank everyone who was involved.”

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