Residents at the Thistle Hill Care Centre came together to celebrate Oktoberfest, held over a two-week period and ending on the first Sunday in October.
The festival originated on October 12, 1810, in celebration of the marriage of the crown prince of Bavaria, who later became King Louis I, to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
Residents at Thistle Hill Care Centre enjoyed celebrating the world’s largest folk festival by taking part in an authentic German experience. The event began with a German themed quiz, before residents enjoyed some German folk music. Home favorite singer, Rochelle Ayris, had residents up and dancing with a fabulous musical performance featuring ABBA’s greatest hits.
Finally, no Oktoberfest celebration would be complete without the famous German beverages and cuisine. Head chef Paul put on a live cooking demonstration, grilling up some delicious German sausages and other themed snacks.
Mandy Scott, General Manager at the Thistle Hill Care Centre said:
“We all have had a great time celebrating Oktoberfest at the home. Residents and staff enjoyed the delicious traditional foods, and our German residents shared stories of their customs and celebrations involved in celebrating Oktoberfest.”
Thistle Hill Care Centre is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. Thistle Hill Care Centre provides nursing care, residential care and respite care.