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West Suffolk community invited to celebrate Care Home Open Day

June 8th 2016

Care UK homes in west Suffolk will be opening their doors to welcome the local community on Friday 17th June in celebration of Care Home Open Day.

The international day aims to create lasting links between care home residents and their local communities, and to develop relationships across the generations.

The events at Davers Court and Glastonbury Court in Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall Lodge in Mildenhall and Cedrus House in Stowmarket are amongst thousands taking place across the UK to help challenge perceptions about the care environment and to show what day-to-day life is like for residents.

Glastonbury Court will be open from 2pm to 6pm with a carnival themed event in celebration of the Rio de Janeiro games this summer. There will be live entertainment, face painting, a Brazilian headdress competition and a dance show by Horringer Court Middle School pupils. Meanwhile, Davers Court will be opening its doors from 2pm to 6.30pm for a 1950s themed party with live music and a barbecue. 

Cedrus House in Stowmarket, and Mildenhall Lodge in Mildenhall, will also be holding Rio carnival themed events. Cedrus House will be open from 2pm to 6pm with a steel band, a barbecue, a coconut shy and carnival floats. Mildenhall Lodge will be open from 2pm to 4.30pm with live music and a cocktail bar.

Katy Hughes, home manager at Mildenhall Lodge, said: “We are really looking forward to taking part in this year’s Care Home Open Day and to sharing with the community what life is like at a Care UK home in Suffolk. Visitors can expect a warm welcome at our fun event for all the family.”

Care Home Open Day is also an opportunity for visitors to meet the Care UK teams and pick up copies of Care UK’s free guides, which are full of practical hints and tips to support family carers and their loved ones living with dementia. These include ‘Listen, talk, connect’, ‘As Easy as ABC’, ‘Good to Go’ and the new ‘Eating as we age’ guide which provides practical tips and recipe ideas for eating well in older age.

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Everything about our Stowmarket care home is designed to support the health, comfort and wellbeing of residents. As well as providing a wide range of high quality care services, each of the home’s 70 bedrooms has en-suite facilities and we even have downstairs rooms that open on to our lovely secure gardens.

Cedrus House
Bittern Crescent
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 5XG (For sat nav please use IP14 5GD)

0333 321 1987

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

Our skilled care teams deliver a range of round-the-clock care services, all matched to each resident’s needs. Everything about the home is designed with residents’ comfort in mind and a range of daily activities and regular events ensures that there’s always something to look forward to.

Davers Court
Shakers Lane
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP32 7BN

0333 321 1982

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day care
  • Palliative care

Our 80-bed care home specialises in supporting people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Keeping active is the key to staying independent, so we support residents to take part in a range of activities and even have their own small role in the home if that appeals to them – like laying the table for dinner.

Glastonbury Court
Glastonbury Road
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33 2EX

0333 321 1989

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

Members of the Cedrus Club day care centre love celebrating annual events in style. Members made their favourite sandwiches to take home for National Sandwich Week and crafted a flower mural during the week of Chelsea Flower Show. And when they’re not getting their hands dirty in the garden they’re hosting their own events.

The Cedrus Club
Bittern Crescent
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 5XG (For sat nav please use IP14 5GD)

0333 321 1987

  • Dementia care
  • Day care

Every day at the Davers Club day care centre starts with a group coffee morning when our team and club members get together to share what they’ve been up to. Then club members are welcome to do what they fancy, playing Scrabble, having a sing-song or helping in the garden. Themed activities around annual events and days are always popular too, and a lovely chance to reminisce.

The Davers Club
Shakers Lane
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP32 7BN

0333 321 1982

  • Dementia care
  • Day care