Care Home Brings Sydney to Staffordshire for Australia Day - Ideal Carehomes

Care Home Brings Sydney to Staffordshire for Australia Day

Residents at Littleton Lodge care home in Cannock celebrated Australia Day by learning about the country’s history and sampling some classic Australian cuisine.

Kicking off the day with a coffee morning in the home’s vintage tearoom, the residents pulled on their cork hats and took part in a quiz on Australian culture, finding out lots of fun facts along the way.

In the afternoon, the Littleton Lodge kitchen team whipped up a three-course Aussie meal featuring pumpkin soup and dumplings, meat pie, ham burgers, vanilla slices and pavlova.

87-year-old resident, Margaret Moore, said, ‘I’ve had a wonderful time learning lots of facts and enjoying the delicious Australian food! I think it’s great to learn about other countries.’

Michelle Bywater, the Home Manager at Littleton Lodge added, ‘New experiences are a big part of the Littleton Lodge lifestyle, so we’re always looking for ways to give our residents the opportunity to learn about and try things they may never have before.

‘Our Australia Day celebrations were a big hit – our residents especially enjoyed the cork hats and, of course, the food!’

The residents at Littleton Lodge are inviting over 65s in the area to sample the home’s delicious food at their Valentines Dinner and Dance on Wednesday 14th February. From 17:00 until 18:00, all are welcome to Littleton Lodge for a homecooked meal and musical entertainment by singer, Linda Mae.

The Valentines Dinner and Dance will take place at Littleton Lodge care home, Bishop Street, Hednesford, Cannock, WS12 4HT.

To find out more or to reserve your seat at the Valentines Dinner and Dance, call the friendly team on 01543 399640 or email

Littleton Lodge is a purpose-built luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 66 ensuite bedrooms, it has landscaped gardens and a full and varied activities programme. Littleton Lodge offers an all-inclusive fee, designed to give residents and their families peace of mind without having the worry of any extra costs.