Care home shows some bottle to celebrate National Hydration Week

Bobbi Finlayson

Great Oaks care home in Bournemouth has teamed up with international reusable bottle brand, bobble, to celebrate National Hydration Week.

To mark the national event, which runs from March 12-18, the home’s residents and staff members have been given a complimentary bobble reusable bottle to encourage hydration.

Ian MacDonald, care home manager of Great Oaks, said: “We are so grateful to bobble for providing us with the complimentary water bottles for our residents and staff. Hydration is an important part of our residents’ care, which we focus on all year round, and the generous gift of bobbles will help us to continue to ensure our residents are maintaining the correct levels of hydration in a sustainable way.

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“Our in-house catering team are always thinking of new create creative ways to incorporate food and beverages into our residents’ daily diet. Smoothies have proven to be so popular with our residents that we now offer the option of a smoothie on our daily breakfast menu.”

Sue Goktas, Great Oaks’ activities manager, also organised for residents to take part in a fruit cocktail workshop which demonstrated some fun and creative ways to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Great Oaks is the latest addition of an established family of care homes managed by Encore Care Homes, which has two other care homes in Dorset and Hampshire.

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