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Join Durham care homes for a royal celebration this Care Home Open Day

April 13th 2018

 

Four care homes in County Durham are inviting local people to visit the homes to join in celebrations for Care Home Open Day.

Church View, Ventress Hall, Stanley Park and Kings Court will be opening the doors to the public for free family-friendly events in celebration of Care Home Open Day, a countrywide initiative to create lasting relationships between care homes and their local communities.

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On Friday 20th April, from 1pm-3pm, the team at Church View on Church Lane will be hosting an indoor street party to celebrate the Queen’s 92nd birthday, as well as arts and crafts workshops for people to make their own crowns. There will also be a traditional English buffet for visitors to enjoy and live music. 

Also on Friday 20th April, Stanley Park on Wear Road and Ventress Hall on Trinity Road, will be welcoming local people to enjoy traditional afternoon teas, live music with a ‘dress to impress’ dress-code. Stanley Park will also have a tombola, raffle and cake stalls which will be open to the public from 11am-4pm, and Ventress Hall will be opening its doors from 10.30am. 

From 3pm-6pm on Saturday 21st April, Kings Court on Market Place will have its homemade crowns at the ready, with entertainment including a royal sing-a-long, and traditional afternoon tea. 

Michelle Lloyd, home manager at Kings Court, said: “Here at Kings Court we believe that building relationships with the local community is incredibly important in enriching the lives of residents, which is why we’re excited to be throwing a royal celebration as part of Care Home Open Day this year.”

Judy Wray, home manager at Ventress Hall, added: “Care Home Open Day is a brilliant way of getting to know our neighbours even better, and supporting intergenerational relationships between residents and younger guests. We have plenty of activities and entertainment on offer for all the family, so we hope that the local community will join our celebrations.”

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As soon as you enter Church View care home in Murton, Seaham, you’ll notice the welcoming family atmosphere. The vast majority of residents and staff are local, so there’s a very homely, relaxed atmosphere. Family members are always welcome: there’s a big box of toys waiting for grandchildren or even great-grandchildren to play with.

Church View
Church Lane
Murton
Seaham
County Durham
SR7 9PG

0191 6404 886

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

When Kings Court in Barnard Castle was the King’s Head Hotel, Charles Dickens was a guest and he even mentioned it in Nicholas Nickelby. Today, the building still retains many of the original features – the former ballroom is now the residents’ lounge – and continues to play a lead role in the local community.

Kings Court
Market Place
14 Market Place
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8ND

0183 3348 320

  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • Day care

The dedicated team at Stanley Park care home in County Durham provides superb care for older people with a wide range of needs. Everything is tailored to the individual – from the care and support a resident receives, to the activities they enjoy and the meals our catering team prepares.

Stanley Park
Wear Road
Stanley
County Durham
DH9 6AH

0120 7664 831

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

Ventress Hall in Darlington is a care home full of character. Residents really embrace life and there’s a wonderfully close-knit atmosphere. Everyone’s welcome, whether they’re day care guests, permanent residents, with us for a short respite stay, or are community volunteers or residents’ friends and family.

Ventress Hall
22-28 Trinity Road
Darlington
County Durham
DL3 7AZ

0333 4343 083

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