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Get creative with Surrey care homes this Care Home Open Day

June 19th 2019


The local community is invited to get creative this Care Home Open Day

Four care homes in Surrey are inviting local people to join in their family-friendly celebrations for Care Home Open Day.

On Friday 28th June, Sherwood Grange, in Kingston Vale, will be open from 2.30pm - 4.30pm and Appleby House, in Epsom, will be open from 11am-4pm. Milner House, in Leatherhead, will be open from 1pm - 5pm and Norfolk House, in Weybridge, will be open from 10.30am-4pm. 

Stanecroft, in Dorking, will be open on Saturday 29th June, from 1pm - 4pm. 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.

The four homes have organised art-themed parties to celebrate the open day, with entertainment, activities and creative fun. 

Visitors can look forward to polishing their artistic skills during arts and crafts sessions at Sherwood Grange, where they can create a ceramic item, and enjoy Pimm’s cocktails and canapes. At Milner House there will be a garden party with crafting activities for all ages. The care home will also be re-enacting an old photo which was taken outside the home in the late 1920s or early 1930s. 

The team at Stanecroft have organised live music to get everyone in the party spirit, and visitors can create their own ‘masterpiece’, plus enjoy a tombola, raffle and family-friendly games. Guests will also have the opportunity to see Appleby House’s 'Pillars of the Community' project, help to design and decorate an additional pillar, and enjoy a spcial performance from the residents choir. There will also be the opportunity to try still-life painting and pottery sculpting.  

Meanwhile, Norfolk House will be hosting an art session with Creative Minds, as well as a live Motown performance. While Milner House will be hosting a photography exhibition, plus they’ll be live music to get everyone in the party spirit and creative w

orkshops and pottery classes. 

Shona Bradbury, home manager at Appleby House, said: “Care Home Open Day is such 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’re counting down the days until we welcome the people of Epsom to Appleby House for our exciting event.”

Rick Mayne, home manager at Sherwood Grange, added: “The residents are really excited to showcase their artistic skills, and we’re all particularly looking forward to creating a ceramic item with Busy Lizzie. I know the residents and community are going to have a great time!”

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Welcome to Appleby House – an award-winning Epsom care home rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. We deliver ‘outstanding’, innovative care
Appleby House
Longmead Road
KT19 9RX

0333 4343 002

  • Dementia care

Leatherhead’s Milner House offers compassionate, professional care for your loved one. Milner House is set in a glorious listed Victorian mansion which has been tastefully updated to provide large comfortable rooms and facilities, enabling our experienced teams to provide residents with high quality care. Retaining many of its impressive features, it offers a home from home, tailored person-centred care and features a hair salon, lounges, and comfortable dining rooms. Enriching activities, such as singing, light exercise, and arts and crafts are offered, and by embracing new technology, including electronic tablets, residents can remain engaged as they learn new skills. The tablets also allow frequent family contact via video links. Taking the time to listen to residents, our teams incorporate their life story into their personalised care plan, taking note of any preferences, hobbies and favourite activities. By providing uniquely tailored care, you can relax, knowing your loved one is receiving top quality care and attention.

Milner House
Ermyn Way
KT22 8TX

0333 434 3057

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care

Norfolk House has been purpose-built, and offers the highest standards of care for your loved one. Treating every resident as an individual, our teams spend time listening to their life stories, encouraging residents to be themselves and to feel at home. 

Our person-centred care home provides spacious en suite accommodation and comfortable communal spaces perfect for the wide range of activities available on a daily basis. Facilities include a hair salon, light and airy dining rooms and quiet lounges, perfect for enjoying a good book or just relaxing with a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Norfolk House
39 Portmore Park Road
KT13 8HQ

0193 280 0738

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

Our state-of-the-art purpose-built care home in Kingston Vale in South West London provides a wide range of quality care in stunning surroundings. At Sherwood Grange we provide round-the-clock residential care for older people, plus short-term respite care and specialist care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We were delighted to be rated ‘good’ by the CQC at our most recent inspection.

Sherwood Grange
1a Robin Hood Lane
Kingston Vale
Greater London
SW15 3PU

0333 321 1996

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

At Stanecroft care home in Dorking, our team will look after your loved one with care and dedication. Providing short term, day and residential care, our highly qualified team offer empathy, understanding and professional care for your loved ones.

Set in the most glorious grounds and surrounded by natural woodland, the purpose-built care home is designed to ensure that all residents can move around independently. Bedrooms are en-suite and spacious, while the dining and lounge rooms are comfortable and welcoming. There are always plenty of activities to join in with, allowing residents to enjoy life to the fullest. With regular art classes, yoga and even a penpal scheme, there’s something to suit everyone.

Stanecroft allows your loved one to experience home from home care.

Spook Hill
North Holmwood

0130 6867 603

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • Day care