May 08, 2018
The team at Cheviot Court welcomed the people of South Shields 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.
The home marked the occasion by throwing a royal-inspired party in honour of the Queen’s 92nd birthday. The team organised a 1940s street party celebration, with a Geordie-inspired buffet prepared by Cheviot Court’s in-house chefs.
Guests also enjoyed a Geordie show, which was created and performed by the residents, as well as a tuneful recital from the residents’ choir.
Louise Damms, home manager at Cheviot Court, said: “We had a fantastic afternoon celebrating Care Home Open Day at Cheviot Court. The residents all really enjoyed marking the Queen’s birthday with a party, and they had a brilliant time putting on the show for their friends and family.
“Care Home Open Day is all about building bridges with our local community, and showing what life in a care home is really like, so it was fantastic to see so many of our neighbours come along to celebrate. We would like to say a big thank you to Olive Punchion and the people of South Shields for making the day so special.”
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