Celebrating Black History Month at Hodge Hill GrangeToday at Hodge Hill Grange in Birmingham, which offers residential, nursing and residential dementia care, Black History Month celebrations have been taking place.

To celebrate Black History Month this year, the Wellbeing Coordinators have arranged for a special meal to take place followed by a variety of mocktails. The kitchen staff had put out a special menu of curried goat, boiled rice, steamed vegetables and plantain. Natalie, the Head Chef, created a delicious meal for everybody which took a lot of preparation and hard work. The food went down very well with everybody, with William, a Resident at Hodge Hill, saying “The curried goat was very tasty! It was nice to try something different”. 

During the meal Residents were discussing Black History Month, bringing up famous civil rights leaders and what impact they had on the world going into the modern day. They also discussed on the differences from when they were younger and how things have now changed, for the better. A selection of funk and soul music was playing during the meal, with Mary, another Resident at the care home saying, “The fish is lovely! I remember all of these songs too, they are really nice”. 

Karen, the Home Manager commented afterwards, “It was so nice seeing everybody sit down together like this and celebrate Black History Month. Hearing all of their discussion was inspiring”.