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Silversprings celebrates another successful Care Home Open Day

April 26th 2018


It was a day of family fun at Silversprings when it invited the local community in for a special open day event. 

The team at Silversprings welcomed the people of Thorrington to enjoy Care Home Open Day, a countrywide initiative set up to develop lasting relationships between care homes and local communities, and to dispel common myths about care home life.   

Residents and visitors raised a glass to the Queen on her 92nd birthday, and enjoyed a special afternoon cream tea and live entertainment from local singer, Rosie Sims. They were also joined by students from Colchester Institute, who had been learning some of the residents’ favourite songs, including White Cliffs of Dover, which everyone enjoyed singing along to. 

Guests also had the opportunity to make some new four-legged friends, with an extra special visit from Blackwater Pygmy Goats who bought a selection of friendly goats and chicks with them for the residents to meet.  

Donna Cousins, home manager at Silversprings, said: “We had a fantastic day celebrating Care Home Open Day here at Silversprings. The residents all really enjoyed the activities – particularly meeting the goats! It was fantastic to see so many of our neighbours come along for the party. 

“Care Home Open Day is all about building bridges with our local community, and showing what life in a care home is really like – and what better way to do so than by celebrating in the sunshine! We would like to say a big thank you to the people of Thorrington for joining us.” 

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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