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Bringing the beach indoors residents at Haslington Lodge care home made edible sandcastles in a recent fun craft activity.

Using ingredients from the kitchen cupboard, including a packet of the home’s favourite cereal, Cheerios, the craft session embraced a seaside theme with the pièce de résistance of Pink Wafers biscuits marking the completion and the flag on top.

Grinding parts of the cereal together to create a sand-like texture, and adding water to the other parts to make a dough-like wet sand texture, the sandcastles were made in real-life form and certainly looked the part.

Sally Ann Briggs, Registered Manager at Haslington Lodge care home says: “This fun activity was a lot of fun and gave our residents the chance to push their creativity to the limits whilst getting involved in a sensory experience that perfectly illustrates what summer time means to them.”

Belmont Healthcare offers multiple forms of long, short, respite or day care for those in need, specialising in Dementia, Parkinson’s and Specialist Elderly Support situated in delightful settings around the UK.