This week is National Afternoon Tea Week.

Did you know that Afternoon tea is a British tradition dating back to the early 1840’s?

Afternoon Tea continues to be a great reminiscing activity for older people, and people with Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Steeped in history and class, afternoon tea is the perfect occasion to come together with friends and family to enjoy delicious treats and one another’s company. We have written a short blog to explain why  Afternoon Tea is a good activity for older people.

Reminiscence: Afternoon Tea originated from the 18th century and has been an activity enjoyed by many over the years. It can bring nostalgia for the older generation, as it carries a sense of tradition, reminding them of cherished memories from their childhood with family members and friends.

Social Interaction: Afternoon tea provides a relaxed and sociable setting where older adults can gather with friends or family, encouraging connections and prevents feelings of isolation.

Gentle Pace: It is often nice to relax, sit back and enjoy your Afternoon Tea. Afternoon Tea is usually served in a calming environment where you can unwind and be in the moment.  

Health benefits: Many teas such as herbal or green tea are known to have many benefits, such as promoting relaxation and supporting digestion, which may be helpful to older people.

Tradition and Elegance: The ambiance of afternoon tea with beautiful table settings, nice cutlery and a inviting tearoom creates a sense of elegance and enjoyment.  

Promoting Mental Wellbeing: Engaging in the ritual of afternoon tea can encourage older people to spark conversation, reminiscence on old memories, and enjoy time spent with others whilst laughing and smiling. The calm soothing environment can also help to reduce stress and anxieties.

Overall, afternoon tea is not just about the food and beverage, it is also about the company, experience, and relaxation it brings, making it an enjoyable activity for people of all ages and abilities.

At Aspire, we know the importance of social interaction and this great British tradition promotes a sense of community and mental well-being for the older people we support.  To celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week, we’re offering Afternoon Tea for just £3.50 per person. Bring your friend, partner, or family member, and enjoy a spread of scrumptious sandwiches, freshly baked scones with cream and jam, an assortment of cakes and pastries and your choice of a hot beverage.

Our opening hours for the afternoon tea during National Afternoon Tea Week at Brierley Community Café in Little Hulton are:

Wednesday 9th August: 11 AM – 2 PM

Thursday 10th August: 11 AM – 2 PM

Friday 11th August: 11 AM – 2 PM

Please note that the afternoon tea is only available during these specified hours for this special occasion. We look forward to welcoming you to indulge in this delightful experience. Spaces are limited, so we recommend booking your reservation in advance.

Please call 0161 799 0656 to secure your booking.

Location: Brierley Community Hub and Café, Longshaw Drive, Little Hulton, M28 0BD

Contact Number: 0161 799 0656

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