Over 100 of our homes opened their doors again for this year in celebration of Care Home Open Day!
What is Care Home Open day?
Every year, care homes across the country open their doors to the public for this fun event to showcase what goes on in the UK’s many superb care homes. Care Home Open Day took place for the 6th year running on Saturday 21st April, and coincided with Her Majesty the Queen’s 92nd Birthday.
Having fun and making new friends
Care Home Open Day is about creating links between care homes, their residents, and their local communities, breaking down misconceptions and enriching the lives of people by bringing them closer together. Here at Care UK, over 100 of our homes across the UK opened their doors to celebrate National Care Home Open with a series of fun-filled activities for family, friends and the surrounding communities.
There were lots of exciting events taking place across our homes during Care Home Open Day on Friday 20th April, and many of our homes made a weekend of it, with family-friendly activities taking place on Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd April. From celebrations to mark her majesty’s birthday, including royal tea parties fit for a Queen, to community celebrations of the Commonwealth with performances from local musicians and entertainers, each care home held a unique event designed to get everyone in the party spirit.
Just some of the festivities included a traditional outdoor street party at Sandfields care home, who joined up with a retirement village opposite the home to put on a fantastic community event to celebrate the Queen turning 92. Whitby Dene and The Burroughs care homes joined forces this year to celebrate with their very own Commonwealth Games party, with an opening and closing ceremony plus an 8 mile relay from one home to the other using a genuine London 2012 Olympic torch!
We are proud that so many of our homes and friends within the local community embraced Care Home Open Day and we are looking forward to celebrating again next year.
Care Home Open Day gallery
Take a look at our photo gallery and see what just some of our homes across the UK got up to!