Jun 17, 2015
The team at Bowes House will be opening the doors to the care home for two days of free family-friendly activities. On Friday 19th June from 10am to 3pm, there will be a bird-themed event and visitors can find out more about the ancient art of falconry, while getting up close with some impressive birds of prey. There will also be the opportunity for members of the public to experience the birdsong relaxation room while enjoying a complementary hand massage throughout the day. Live entertainment will also be provided by local band Recycled.
On Saturday 20th June, from 2pm - 4.00pm the team at Bowes House will be hosting a garden party. Visitors will be able to relax in the care home garden and enjoy strawberries and cream and Sussex cream teas. Anyone who drops by will also have the opportunity to meet the friendly care team and take a tour of the home.
The event at Bowes House is one of thousands planned throughout the UK for Care Home Open Day. The annual initiative is aimed at challenging perceptions of care homes, creating lasting links between care homes, residents and their local communities, and developing relationships across the generations.
Helena Barrow, home manager at Bowes House, said: “Care homes undoubtedly play an important role in the local community; however some people have preconceived ideas about the care environment and what day-to-day life is like for residents. This is partly because they have never seen a modern care home for themselves.
“We are therefore looking forward to getting behind Care Home Open Day on 19th and 20th June. We cannot wait to showcase everything Bowes House has to offer and the difference care homes make to residents’ lives and their wellbeing. We have planned two days of fun activities for all the family and a warm welcome awaits the people of Hailsham.”
Visitors to the Care Home Open Day event at Bowes House will also be able to pick up their copy of Care UK’s Good to Go. The free guide highlights how important it is for those living with dementia – and their carers – to get out and about, and the emotional and physical benefits of staying active.
Good to Go provides practical advice on how to make the most of every outing, big or small, with words of encouragement volunteered by people working in Care UK care homes, as well as residents and family carers. The guide can also be downloaded free at www.careuk.com/goodtogo.
For more information on Care Home Open Day at Bowes House, please call customer relations manager, Karen Milligan, on 0333 321 0925, or email email@example.com
To find out more Care Home Open Day, please go to www.nationalcarehomeopenday.org.uk
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