Jul 01, 2013
On Friday June 21, Care UK’s homes and day centres joined hundreds of others around the country in opening their doors for the first National Care Home Open Day, and in Suffolk we took the opportunity to join in the celebrations.
At Angel Court care home and wellbeing centre, in Hadleigh, visitors joined the team and residents for a coffee morning and cake sale while at Lehmann House care home, in Wickham Market, visitors joined in with the garden party atmosphere of the home’s celebrations.
In Framlingham, visitors at Mills Meadow care home and wellbeing centre enjoyed a day of fun, food and entertainment culminating in an evening barbecue from 5pm. Manager Lucy Nichols said: “The residents had such a wonderful time welcoming people to their home. It was lovely to see everyone having so much fun.”
At Paddock House in Eye, visitors joined in the fun at the home and centre’s summer fete and viewed displays of the home’s recent charity events. Manager Kym Denny said: “It was wonderful to show visitors how vibrant life in a residential home can be and how residents still contribute to their community.”
As well as showing visitors around our homes we also gave away copies of the brand new book As Easy As ABC: Care UK’s Top 100 Hints and Tips for Activity Based Care.
If you would like to learn more about ABC and how it can improve older people’s independence and wellbeing you can download it from www.careuk.com.
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