Temiskaming Lodge residents cook up a storm

Is it a winter storm ?  No… it is a cooking storm!  

As soon as anyone walked through Temiskaming Lodge’s doors, their noses carried them to the small kitchen where the residents were enjoying a nice meal.

Once a month, the activity department at Temiskaming has a special breakfast and activity lunch. During these programs, the residents take an active tole in preparing, cooking, and cleaning up after the meal.

On January 28th, residents George, Rod and Joan got busy in the kitchen. Up bright and early, they helped to prepare a delicious breakfast for a group of residents. George fried the eggs; Rod cooked the sausages; and Joan took care of the toast and cutting the tomatoes.

 A fun activity for everyone, Temiskaming has found that their therapeutic cooking program also has great benefits for their residents. The smells put everyone in a good mood, and it allows the residents to practice their skills independently while also enjoying a feeling of teamwork and collaboration. 

And they must have done something right - the residents who attended said the meal was delicious, and their plates were empty in no time! Way to go Temiskaming, George, Rod and Joan!

In photos: Residents George, Rod and Joan help to cook breakfast for other Temiskaming Lodge residents.