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Weald Heights celebrates successful arty open day with specialist sensory room

July 9th 2019

 

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

Weald Heights 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 enjoyed an art-themed party with Colourscape's specialist sensory room, where guests created and controlled their own music with colour and light. Visitors were also treated to a concert performed by residents.

As part of a nationwide competition for all Care UK homes, Weald Heights developed a work of art in the lead up to the open day, which was unveiled at the event.

Maria Covington, home manager at Weald Heights, said: “Creative activities are an important part of life for people in care, whether it’s painting to help enhance hand-eye coordination, or simply reminiscing by putting on some music – the arts are a vital part of life here at Weald Heights.

“We’re pleased so many people from the local community joined us for our Care Home Open Day event. We always have a great time hosting this annual day and showing people just how much fun you can have in a care home, and this year was no different. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

 

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Our Weald Heights care home in Sevenoaks has a cinema, hair and beauty salon and café, and at the request of a few of our residents, we even have Lola, our gorgeous cockapoo! Activities and entertainments are a key part of care at Weald Heights, we ensure that your loved ones can take part in any activities they wish, from gardening to baking, or even helping around the home. Our home is split into separate suites depending on the care type, this enables the residents to form close relationships with staff and other residents, and each suite is home to a bistro-style dining room and a comfortable lounge area.

Weald Heights
Bourchier Close
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 1PD

0333 321 8295

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