Tool kit designed to help people 'Carry On Cooking' launched at Oasis Day Centre
A TOOL kit designed to help users of a Fenland day centre Carry on Cooking was launched at an informal ceremony. And to mark the launch, users of the Oasis Day Centre in Wisbech enjoyed a tasty dish made from Age Concern s new kit. The kit – a file cont
A TOOL kit designed to help users of a Fenland day centre 'Carry on Cooking' was launched at an informal ceremony.
And to mark the launch, users of the Oasis Day Centre in Wisbech enjoyed a tasty dish made from Age Concern's and Cambridgeshire ACRE's new kit.
The kit - a file containing recipes and tips for older cooking enthusiasts - has been developed by Age Concern Cambridgeshire with the help of Lynne Hayden, manager of Oasis Day Centre, which is run by the charity.
It is part of a scheme to develop a range of physical activities and approaches to improve nutrition and cooking skills among older people.
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Day centre users were joined at Wednesday's ceremony by representatives of Age Concern, Fenland District Council, Wisbech Grammar School, Wisbech Museum, Tesco and NHS Cambridgeshire, who all contributed to the development of the kit.
Carry on Cooking is a three year project funded by the Big Lottery, it is aimed at encouraging healthy eating for older people in Dayy Centre and puts the fun back into shopping, cooking and eating.
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Over the last few months staff from two of the area's leading charities have been working with older people in Fenland to develop a toolkit to help managers in Day Centres across the rest of East Anglia.
The Toolkit support sessions are to be run at Day Centres for older people; to help them with their food shopping and budgeting as well as their understanding of nutrition and microwave cooking.
A Carry on Cooking Recipe Book has also been printed and includes several tasty dishes recommended by some of the older people involved in the project.
Carry on Cooking is one of a number of projects under Age Concern's Fit as a Fiddle funded programme.