Townsfolk are invited to a Tastes of the World experience at Hadleigh Nursing Home, in Friars Road, Hadleigh, from 11am to 2pm on Tuesday February 25. At 11am visitors will have the opportunity of a close-up encounter with the famous alpacas of Clay Farm, Wattisham, whose visit to the home last year was documented on BBC’s The One Show. Hadleigh Nursing Home was chosen for a trial, using the South American breed for pet therapy sessions, and it was shown the gentle animals have an amazingly therapeutic effect on people living with dementia. From 12.30pm, people will be able to enjoy a Tastes of the World buffet lunch with dishes prepared by the home’s cosmopolitan mix of staff. Home manager Tracey Burt said: “We have an amazing mix of staff here with nurses and support workers from countries as far afield as the Philippines, Nepal, India, Nigeria, Poland, Rumania, Bulgaria, Lithuania and the US. They will all be dressing up in national costume for the event and contributing to our buffet.” She said there would be live music with a popular local artist singing songs from around the world. “All our events are family friendly. Our residents love to meet people from their local community,” she said. “If you are feeling isolated and want to make new friends, please come along to any of our regular events. “If you are thinking about a care home for you or your loved ones, our events are a good opportunity to visit us and see how care has changed.” Please visit Hadleigh Nursing Home’s website – www.hadleighhall.care – to see our upcoming events. CAPTION: Hadleigh Nursing Home staff dressing up for their last international day. Manager Tracey Burt, second left.