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Bury St Edmunds care homes get into the groove with live music for open day

July 19th 2019


There were celebrations all round when the teams at two care homes in Bury St Edmunds welcomed the local community in for a day of art-themed fun and games.


The teams at Davers Court, on Shakers Lane, and Glastonbury Court, on Glastonbury Road, were joined by local people for Care Home Open Day, a countrywide initiative set up to develop lasting relationships between care homes and local communities, and to dispel common myths about care home life.  

This year’s theme celebrated the role of arts within care, which is important in encouraging residents’ self-expression, and helps to create meaningful experiences.

Residents and visitors at Davers Court enjoyed an art-themed party with cocktail making and live entertainment from Nigel Woodmason, while guests at Glastonbury Court were treated to an exhibition of residents’ artwork and a tasty barbecue. 

As part of a nationwide competition for all Care UK homes, residents at Davers Court and Glastonbury Court also developed works of art in the lead up to the open day, which were showcased at the events.

Sharlene Van Tonder, home manager at Davers Court and Glastonbury Court, said: “Care Home Open Day is a wonderful opportunity for our home to connect with the local community and show what it’s really like to live in a care home. We all had a brilliant time welcoming the people of Bury St Edmunds into Davers Court and Glastonbury Court. 

“Singing, dancing and other creative activities can be powerful reminiscence activities, and our events certainly brought back a lot of memories. It was great to hear about the memories sparked by the genres of music the residents enjoy – and even learn a dance move or two!”

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Davers Court
Shakers Lane
Bury St Edmunds
IP32 7BN

0333 321 1982

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day care

Our 80-bed care home specialises in supporting people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Keeping active is the key to staying independent, so we support residents to take part in a range of activities and even have their own small role in the home if that appeals to them – like laying the table for dinner.

Glastonbury Court
Glastonbury Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 2EX

0333 321 1989

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care