St Vincent's House is inviting local people to join in its celebrations for Care Home Open Day.
On Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June, from 2pm - 5pm, the team at St Vincent’s House, on Queen Caroline Street, will be opening the doors to the care home for a free family-friendly event to 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.
St Vincent’s House has organised an art-themed party to celebrate the open day, with entertainment, activities and creative fun. Visitors can look forward to a high tea in the home’s gardens on Friday, as well as an art exhibition, filled with residents’ paintings. On Saturday, guests can try their luck in a raffle and will be treated to a barbecue specially prepared by the home’s chefs.
Christine Hanwell, home manager at St Vincent’s House, said: “The aim of this year’s Care Home Open Day is to demonstrate how care homes can be creative communities, and that is exactly what we plan to do. We can’t wait to open our doors to local people, including families, and have some fun together.
“Last year we had a great time hosting a royal-themed celebration and I know this year is going to be even better. We look forward to making even more connections with the people of Hammersmith and celebrating the vibrant environment in our home.”
As part of a nationwide competition across Care UK homes, St Vincent’s House will be developing a work of art in the lead up to the open day, this will be showcased at the event.