Residents at Woodland Grove Care Home raise a cup for National Tea Week

Woodland Grove residents took part in National Tea Week as they enjoyed the occasion with an afternoon tea party. Residents were treated to a selection ranging from mini salmon bagels, savoury and sweet scones and lemon drizzle cake.

It’s always time for tea

Residents wore their Sunday best as they enjoyed relaxing background music and reminisced about their favourite memories that a cup of tea had sparked.

Resident Irene expressed, “A good time was had by all, we all enjoyed the food and the atmosphere!”

Cakes for National Tea Week

Residents enjoying Afternoon Tea


Welcome to our home

The party invitation was also extended to corporate partnerships and the local community so they could have a tour of the home as well as have a meet and greet with the staff.

In light of the current Covid-19 situation a special perimeter area for these guests was created, ensuring guidelines were followed throughout the event.

Corporate attendees included Laura Cleverley – Dementia Action Officer, Community & Partnerships Epping Forest and Nataliya Kharina – Artistic Director of Brent Youth Theatre, Homes of Hope project.

One of the families that visited said, “Thanks to you and your colleagues for the very warm welcome, our mother really enjoyed her visit. We left with a positive feeling that Woodland Grove Care Home would be ideal for our mother.”

Celebrating Tradition

Afternoon Tea Week was established to help secure a tradition that has graced British afternoons since the 1840’s. Within the care home environment, afternoon tea is a key focal point to demonstrate how this historic but effortless occasion is ideal for promoting and improving nutrition and hydration.

Lifestyles Manager Elise Woolnough said, “It is always a pleasure when we get to hold an event like Afternoon Tea across the whole home as it not only is a chance to enjoy a sweet treat but creates both sensory and reminiscence opportunities for all of our residents.”

Residents enjoying Afternoon Tea


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