Support Cheshire Home's Resident Kitchen Renovation
“Cooking and baking is both physical and mental therapy.”
-Mary Berry, author, chef, star of The Great British Bake-off
During the pandemic, many of us cooked more than ever before. As great chefs know, cooking is therapeutic and loving. At Cheshire, it is one of the therapies our residents use to build resilience and independence.
When our residents arrive at Cheshire with spinal cord injuries from a tragic accident, they often tell us that they miss not being able to cook for themselves or for their loved ones. Everyday tasks like stirring food on a stove or cleaning dishes are challenging.
Today, we are asking you, our Cheshire Home family, to help us give our three kitchens at Cheshire Home, Cheshire II and Cheshire III the upgrades they need to make it easier for each resident to cook. Your support will enable us to purchase adaptive technologies including cooktop stoves, height-adjustable tables, sensor-based faucets, and voice-assistive technology, such as a smart blender.
Resident Anthony has recently been spending more time in Cheshire Home’s Resident Kitchen. With assistance from our staff, Anthony has been whipping up delicious dishes such as steaks, tacos and brownies. Your donation will allow us to upgrade our kitchen, giving residents like Anthony the adaptive tools necessary to cook independently. See the reverse side for suggestions on the critical items that make cooking easier and therapeutic for our residents.
Our Cheshire residents have faced the pandemic with strength, creativity, imagination, and that special optimism that comes from surviving a physical trauma. They are determined to live as independently as possible, and we know they can because we have 40 years of success stories.
We thank you for your support and making a difference in the lives of Cheshire’s residents. Your contribution is not lost in the shuffle- it makes a direct impact each day.