Jun 08, 2016
The international day aims to create lasting links between care home residents and their local communities, and to develop relationships across the generations.
The event at Hartismere Place will be one of 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. Residents and colleagues at Hartismere Place will be hosting a 1950s themed party with live music, a barbecue lunch, tombola and various stalls including a cake stall run by the Eye Women’s Institute. Visitors are also encouraged to bring their dogs along for the dog show at 10.30am, with prizes given for the cutest, friendliest, fluffiest, scruffiest, best groomed and waggiest tail. The event is free to enter and all are welcome.
Cathryn Weed, home manager at Hartismere Place, 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 Hartismere Place. 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 Hartismere Place team 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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