Wednesday 14 March is the day the world puts nutrition and hydration first. OSJCT's The Lakes held a worldwide afternoon Tea event to support.

The Orders of St John Care Trust’s (OSJCT) home in Cirencester, The Lakes Care Centre, got involved by showing its support for continuously striving to improve the residents’ nutritional intake by combining the day with celebrating its first birthday party!

A resident at the Lakes is Frances Lambert, who has led an extremely interesting and varied life, and continues to do so whilst at the Lakes.

“I like being close to my family, the rooms are always spotless and I have a great social life. We have lots of activities, which I feel is really important, as I get to meet new people,” resident, Frances Lambert, said.

Frances was a member of the Women’s Royal Naval Service and is a woman of many talents. She is fluent in Latin, Italian, Spanish and French and prior to joining the Women’s Royal Naval Service she was a press telegraphist and has since done a great deal of charity work for Save the Children.

 “Frances is a very bubbly, charming lady with a great sense of humour, she is very happy to share her story,” The Lakes Activity Coordinator, Beky Miles, said.

The Lakes opened in March 2017 and it offers compassionate, individualised residential and respite care for up to 64 residents living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s. The specialist home environment has been designed specifically to enhance the quality of life of people living with dementia, and incorporates a number of features to promote reminiscence as therapy.