Scarlet House on Westward Road, Ebley, welcomed the people of Stroud through its doors last weekend for an event to celebrate Care Home Open Day.
Scarlet 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. Around 120 local people visited Scarlet House and enjoyed a host of activities including entertainment from local Morris dancers.
Pyela Mwale, home manager at Scarlet 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 Scarlet 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 Stroud.
Visitors to the Care Home Open Day event at Scarlet House were also 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.
For more information on Scarlet House, please call customer relations manager, Jim Macleod, on 0333 321 0932 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.