Swinging with the Hummingbirds

It was back to the 40s (and 50s) when close singing harmony trio, The Hummingbirds, put on a performance of swing and vintage music.

Singers Clara, Bettie and Grace went down a storm as they treated their audience to a wide repertoire of songs from bygone days. Drawing on the popular Andrews Sisters catalogue, The Hummingbirds prompted plenty of foot tapping and sing-a-long to favourites such as ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’, ‘Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree’ and Glenn Miller’s ‘Chatanooga Choo Choo’.

“I thoroughly enjoyed listening to them,” one of the residents said afterwards. “They even dressed like the 1940s and it took me right back to those days.”

Burns Night Celebration

It will be the full works – tasting haggis, bagpipes and poetry – when we gather to celebrate Robert Burns at 3pm on Saturday 25 January in Belgravia Suite. Always a highlight of the January calendar, residents will tuck into traditional fayre, including tasting size neeps and tatties to accompany the obligatory haggis. Entertainment will encompass traditional Scottish music, tales and recitations. There may even be a ‘wee dram’ to toast ‘The Lassies’ before ‘Auld Lang Syne’ brings the curtain down.

Big words speaks volumes

At CNC we’re all for keeping the mind active and, if we can go big, so much the better. Our weekly scrabble sessions are literally proving to be a big hit given that we use a giant scrabble board.

It is great for those whose vision may not be as sharp as it once was. In addition, the sessions stimulate participants to be agile of mind in order to come up with their words and nimble fingered to put their letters in place. All in all, we believe it’s beneficial all round and what’s more, everyone enjoys it.

A healthy start to the day

We are dedicated to working hard to understand and deliver what our clients need. This is especially the case with nutrition as good food is central to healthy minds and bodies. Catering Manager, John Wealleans and his team know that requirements change as we get older and that each of us has slightly differing dietary needs. John says: “The best breakfasts for seniors will nearly always incorporate protein but we are mindful of the fact that older people sometimes have a difficult time taking in adequate nutrition as their ability to absorb such foods may decrease with age. It’s our job to ensure our residents start the day with the right kind of fuel to allow their minds and bodies to function well but is enjoyable and easy to eat and digest.”  He and the team take great delight in serving up a tasty and nutritious array of food that satisfies appetites, tastes and wellbeing.

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