There were celebrations all round when the team at Skylark House welcomed the local community in for a day of art-themed fun and games.
The team at Skylark House were joined by local people for 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.
This year’s theme celebrated the role of arts within care, which is important in encouraging residents’ self-expression, and helps to create meaningful experiences.
Residents and visitors enjoyed a three-day, art-themed party complete with an art exhibition showcasing local illustrator Claire Westwood’s work, and live music from a 50s and 60s entertainment group.
Guests were treated to an indulgent cream tea and delicious barbecue. Holbrook School children also
paid a visit to Skylark House where the children took part in an art competition, which was then displayed in reception.
As part of a nationwide competition for all Care UK homes, Skylark House developed a work of art in the lead up to the open day, which was showcased at the event.
Devendra Lallchand, home manager at Skylark House, said: “Care Home Open Day is 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 all had a brilliant time welcoming people from Horsham into Skylark House.
“The residents are enjoyed showcasing their artistic skills to the visitors and enjoyed taking part in all the activities. We can’t wait to invite everyone back very soon.”