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Sep 20, 2023
A group of care homes across Essex have teamed up to create the greatest show in the region – hosting their very own circus day.
To celebrate Essex Day, 10 Care UK homes from across the region came together at Silversprings care home, in Thorrington, for a fun-filled day of entertainment and activities, as well as a lively games competition with each home hoping to take home the trophy.
Everyone showed up dressed to impress in their best circus-themed costumes, ranging from clowns to lions, in which they spent the day taking part in exciting events, such as tin can alley and cork shooting.
Local singer, Joe Cartwright, provided live entertainment, getting residents, relatives and team members’ toes tapping with a variety of classic tunes from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
At the end of the day, an awards ceremony celebrated all who took part and saw Heathlands House Care Home crowned the overall winner of the 2023 Care UK Essex Day. Snowdrop House Care Home also ended the day on a high – being named ‘best dressed’ for their circus-inspired outfits.
93-year-old George Cowen, a resident at Silversprings, said: “It was a terrific day – all the decorations and outfits made it feel like we were really at the circus! I enjoyed having a go at the coconut shy even though I didn’t manage to hit one!”
Joanne Rix, Home Manager at Silversprings, said: “We had a fantastic time transforming the home into a circus for our Care UK Essex Day – it was a wonderful day for all involved and we were delighted to welcome our neighbours along to Silversprings for a fun-filled day.
“The day not only provided a lot of laughter and enjoyment for all involved but was also an excellent way for residents to meet and mingle with lots of new faces – and some familiar ones – while having fun too.
“On behalf of everyone here at Silversprings, I’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who came along – we’re already planning on making this an annual event!”
Care UK’s Essex homes have been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives. The homes provide full-time residential and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care and boast facilities including their very own cinemas and hair salons.
To find out more, visit: careuk.com/essex
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