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Open Day at Silversprings Care Home in Thorrington

June 16th 2014

Residents in Thorrington are invited to take a closer look at the Silversprings care home on Sunday 22 June from 11am to 4pm, when it opens its doors as part of National Care Home Open Day.

Silversprings, which is run by leading health and social care provider, Care UK, is fully embracing National Care Home Open Day, which aims to welcoming members of the public to their local care homes, connecting residents with their communities and changing perceptions of care homes.

Visitors to the Silversprings care home on Tenpenny Hill can enjoy a BBQ and a range of activities including musical entertainment, a balloon artist, a bouncy castle and face painting as well as opportunities to meet the care team. Refreshments and tours of the home will be available throughout the day.

Attendees of the open day will also be able to pick up complimentary copies of Care UK’s first- person guides - ‘As Easy As ABC’ guide and the recently launched ‘Listen, Talk, Connect’. The popular guides provide practical information and tips for those caring for loved ones living with dementia, as well as advice on how to communicate with a loved one in a care home and make the most of their visits.  

Julie Dennis, customer relations manager at Silversprings, said: “With 113 care homes across the UK, Care UK has pledged its support to National Care Home Open Day; and on a local level, we are looking forward to welcoming members of the public to Silversprings.

“Some people do still have misconceptions about care homes, and it is therefore necessary to dispel any myths and to demystify everyday life in a care home.  We are very proud of Silversprings and we are keen to take the opportunity to showcase everything the care home has to offer and the difference it makes to our residents’ lives. 

“On Sunday 22 June, visitors will have the opportunity to get to know the team here, and to find out more about the modern care environment and our approach to activity-based care.  We have set out to create a fun and entertaining event for the local community, as well as our residents and their families, and we hope members of the public will join us for what promises to be a memorable day.”

Silversprings is a luxurious, modern care home designed to provide a warm, welcoming ‘home from home’ for residents.  The home provides a range of services from respite and residential care to specialist care for those living with dementia.

For further information, please contact customer relations manager Julie Dennis at Silversprings, by emailing or telephone 01206 252007.

The free guides are available to download from the Care UK website at or

To find out more about National Care Home Open Day, please go to

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Silversprings is set in stunning countryside near Colchester and has lots to offer residents of all interests and abilities. In the grounds you can discover sensory gardens and nature walks, as well as doves, ducks and chickens, who are always happy to be fed.

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