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Get creative in Bury St Edmunds this Care Home Open Day

June 18th 2019


Care homes in Bury St Edmunds are inviting local people to join in their celebrations for Care Home Open Day.

Get creative this Care Home Open Day

On Friday 28th June, the team at Davers Court, on Shakers Lane, will be opening the doors to the care home for a free family-friendly event from 1pm-3pm, while Glastonbury Court, on Glastonbury Road, will be welcoming guests from 2pm-4.30pm on Saturday 29th June.

The events celebrate Care Home Open Day, a countrywide initiative to create lasting relationships between care homes and their local communities.

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

Both homes have organised an art-themed party to celebrate the open day, with entertainment, activities and creative fun for all. Davers Court will be celebrating the day with cocktail making and 

live entertainment from Nigel Woodmason, along with a raffle, face painting, and a delicious barbecue.

At Glastonbury Court, guests can look forward to a showcase of residents’ artwork, plus live entertainment and a tasty barbecue.

Sophie Evans, deputy home manager at Davers Court, said: “Creative activities are such an important part of life for people in care, whether it’s painting to help enhance hand-eye coordination, or just reminiscing by putting on some music – the arts are a vital part of life here at Davers Court.”

Sharlene Van Tonder, home manager at Glastonbury Court, added: “We’re so excited to be hosting our Care Home Open Day event this June. We had a brilliant time when we did this last year so it made sense for us to open our doors to the local people of Bury St Edmunds again and show them just how much fun you can have in a care home.”

As part of a nationwide competition across Care UK homes, Davers Court and Glastonbury Court will be developing a work of art in the lead up to the open day, which will be showcased at the events.

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Our skilled care teams deliver a range of round-the-clock care services, all matched to each resident’s needs. Everything about the home is designed with residents’ comfort in mind and a range of daily activities and regular events ensures that there’s always something to look forward to.

Davers Court
Shakers Lane
Bury St Edmunds
IP32 7BN

0333 321 1982

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