Woodbridge’s very own Home “Sweet” Home

8th August 2018

Haughgate House nursing home in Woodbridge, Suffolk has opened its very own sweet shop for residents and visitors to enjoy. The idea for the sweet shop first came about in a reminiscence session, where residents were chatting about things they remembered from their childhood.

Several began talking about the old-fashioned sweet shops, and all the different types of sweets that were available. This included how they were kept in glass jars on high-up shelves and sold by quarter weights, which meant you could buy as few or as many as you could afford.

The discussion grew into an idea and the activities team have worked to create the home’s very own Haughgate House sweet shop, which includes a counter, weights, sweet jars and of course a range of traditional sweets including mint imperials, lemon sherbets, assorted toffees, lollipops, chocolate limes, cough candies, fruit jellies, bon bons and pear drops, to name a few.

Confirms Judith Morgan-Worrall, manager of Haughgate House: “The reminiscence sessions are always great fun, and it’s been lovely to see the memories brought to life with our very own mini sweet shop. Our activities teams have sourced a number of jars of sweets, scales and paper bags, much to the delight not only of our residents, but also to some younger visitors who popped by to try out our new sweet treats.”

Haughgate House Nursing Home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, is based on Haugh Lane in Woodbridge and offers a range of residential and nursing care services, including respite. For more information call 01394 386249.