Cedar House Holds Autumn Apple Day Celebration

Cedar House care home in Yelverton Norfolk held a seasonal ‘celebration of apples’ event to mark the start of Autumn harvest season, for residents, families and the local community.

Home residents planted a Bramley apple tree in the garden as part of the morning event, as well as holding a sensory quiz to try and name different varieties of apple, plus tasting apple products including fresh apple juice and apple cake produced by the resident Chef.

Sue McBroom, Home Manager at Cedar House, said: “This event was a local seasonal celebration for the community as well as a reminiscence event for our residents. By planting a tree in the garden, as well as eating apples this takes us through the full cycle from planting to eating. We hope to have Bramley apples to make our own apple pies in future years!”

She added: “The quiz was very much a sensory activity using touch, taste, sight and memory with a few unusual questions thrown in. For example, is a pineapple an apple? Did you know that a tomato is known as a love apple? And, was it an apple or passion fruit that Adam and Eve discovered in the Bible?”

Cedar House is located in the quiet rural village of Yelverton near Norwich, Norfolk. It provides residential and nursing care for up 24 people. A former Rectory that dates back to the 13th Century, it is a well-known landmark in the village and provides wonderful views of the local countryside from the garden.