Res­i­dents have a taste of France

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

PEO­PLE liv­ing in a care home were treated to a day of French cheese and wine tast­ing.

The event, at Swarth­more Care Home in Mar­sham Lane, Ger­rards Cross, on Mon­day last week, was or­gan­ised by the Lit­tle Lan­guage Academy.

Academy mem­bers go there to give French classes to res­i­dents, and staff brought dif­fer­ent cheeses to taste as well as white wine.

Deb­bie Lo­max of the academy said: “We com­piled spe­cial tast­ing notes on each cheese, to­gether with a chart with stick­ers for each per­son, show­ing which cheeses they liked.

“The favourite cheese was def­i­nitely Comte, although every­body en­joyed tast­ing all four cheeses.”

The ses­sion also in­cluded a sing-along com­plete with mu­si­cal in­stru­ments, in­clud­ing a French ver­sion of the Hokey Cokey.

Mrs Lo­max added: “We find that many of the res­i­dents re­mem­ber French from when they were younger, and love be­ing able to speak a few words to us.

“We teach them sim­ple phrases and greet­ings as well as colours, num­bers and lots of French songs.”

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