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The Potteries and Ferndown Manor celebrates successful arty open day

July 12th 2019


There were celebrations all round when the team at two Dorset care homes welcomed the local community in for a day of art-themed fun and games.

The teams at Ferndown Manor, on Golf Links Road in Ferndown, and The Potteries, on York Road in Broadstone, welcomed local people 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.   

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 to Ferndown Manor enjoyed a beach-themed party with bunting and citronella candle making and plant pot painting. Guests were also treated to summer fruit cocktails with afternoon tea, as well as a visit from a donkey and an ice cream van.

Meanwhile, at The Potteries, guests created colourful clay pieces with the residents and were joined by the children from Nanny’s House. Visitors also got to try out the Tovertafel magic table and enjoyed a spread of canapes in the Quayside café. The local community also took part in arts and crafts and heard a talk about the history of Poole Pottery from Max Beaumont of Duke’s Auctioneers.

Janet Lewis, home manager at Ferndown Manor, 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 Dorset into Ferndown Manor for a day of fun in the sun.”

Zita Turner, home manager at The Potteries, said: “We had a fantastic time celebrating Care Home Open Day at The Potteries. The residents really enjoyed the Poole Pottery talk and it was brilliant to see so many of our neighbours join us for the party.” 

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Ferndown Manor is a stunning and modern, purpose-built care home situated in the thriving centre of Ferndown, Dorset. We provide a wide range of high quality care services for older people, from residential and nursing care through to short-term respite and specialist dementia care. The home itself has been designed to support your loved one to continue to enjoy a fulfilling, varied and comfortable lifestyle, featuring a range of comfortable lounge and dining areas, 75 en-suite bedrooms and state-of-the-art facilities throughout.

Ferndown Manor
110 Golf Links Road
BH22 8DA

0333 321 1998

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club
  • Palliative care
  • Continuing healthcare
  • Frail elderly

The Potteries is an attractive and contemporary, purpose-built care home located in the suburb of Broadstone, just a few miles from the centre of the beautiful seaside town of Poole. The home offers 79 bedrooms over three floors, and has been designed first and foremost with your loved one’s comfort, relaxation and entertainment in mind. As well as providing superb facilities, The Potteries offers a full range of round-the-clock care services for older people, including residential care, nursing care and specialist care for individuals living with dementia.

The Potteries
187 York Road
BH18 8ES

0333 321 0929

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