Care UK’s Bowes House on Battle Road welcomed the people of Hailsham through its doors last weekend for an event to celebrate Care Home Open Day.
Bowes House was one of thousands of care homes across the UK which took part in the annual initiative aimed at challenging perceptions of care homes, connecting residents with even more people in their community, and developing relationships across the generations.
Over the course of the weekend, Bowes House hosted a whole host of variety of activities including a session with Sussex Falconry who gave visitors the opportunity to get up close with some impressive birds of prey and learn more about the ancient art of falconry. Visitors also had the chance to relax and enjoy a hand massage in the birdsong relaxation room and listen to live music from local band Recycled.
Helena Barrow, home manager at Bowes House said: “We were thrilled to pledge our support for Care Home Open Day and to welcome so many local people along to our open day celebrations.
“Although our home is always open to guests, it was wonderful to have a day to really celebrate with visitors, residents and colleagues alike and show all the good work we do. It was pleasure to meet everyone and to give visitors the opportunity to take a look around Bowes House. We all had a wonderful day and hopefully we have demonstrated how modern care homes are warm and inviting while also strengthening our links with the local community here in Hailsham.
Visitors to the Care Home Open Day event at Bowes House were also be able to pick up their copy of Care UK’s Good to Go. The free guide highlights how important it is for those living with dementia – and their carers – to get out and about, and the emotional and physical benefits of staying active.
Good to Go provides practical advice on how to make the most of every outing, big or small, with words of encouragement volunteered by people working in Care UK care homes, as well as residents and family carers. The guide can also be downloaded free at www.careuk.com/goodtogo.
For more information on Bowes House, please call customer relations manager, Karen Milligan, on 0333 321 0925, or email email@example.com.
To find out more Care Home Open Day, please go to www.nationalcarehomeopenday.org.uk