Our care homes celebrated National Care Home Open Day by hosting a range of events and activities all over the UK. The day was a big success and people joined our residents for fun and laughs throughout the weekend.
We held a wide range of festivities taking place for people of all ages to get stuck into and have fun with.
It was also a chance for visitors to meet some of the unique and enthusiastic residents in our care homes, while enjoying entertainment and refreshments. During the visits, people got a taste of life in our care homes by looking around and meeting the staff that make our homes a comfortable place to live.
Here are some of the highlights of National Care Home Open Day 2015.
West Ridings care home
The residents had a day filled with laughter and fun as they let their creative juices flow with some arts and crafts activities. This was followed by vintage themed afternoon tea, where residents got to socialise with visitors.
Elmwood care home
An entertainer attended our Elmwood care home in Leeds to amuse the residents and visitors. Fun and games throughout the day provided residents and local visitors of all ages with joy.
Sabourn Court care home
Visitors to Sarbourn Court care home in Leeds were greeted by a variety of sweet treats to enjoy with our residents. The Zoo Lab animal sanctuary also paid the home a visit with all sorts of creatures for people to hold.
Red Court care home
Our Red Court care home in Croydon saw blue skies and sunshine, as they threw a garden party to celebrate National Care Home Open Day. Residents got to enjoy sitting in the grounds and meeting the local visitors.
Tadworth Grove care home
The residents of Tadworth Grove got into the summer spirit by inviting in the locals to get involved with their scarecrow competition. Visitors got to enjoy a stroll through the gardens in the sunshine with the residents and get a taste of life at Tadworth Grove.
Heathland Court care home
Locals of Wimbledon put on their dancing shoes and joined the residents of Heathland Court to enjoy some live music. The residents and staff both enjoyed a performance in the gardens along with some refreshments.
Meadbank care home
The team at Meadbank welcomed the people of London to join them as they threw a garden party with live music for National Care Home Open Day. Visitors and residents enjoyed the good weather outside with a cool drink in hand, while listening to the steel band that joined them for the day.
Parklands Court care home
The Bloxwich-based care home had a joint celebration for National Care Home Open Day as they also unveiled their recent refurbishment.
The Donnington care home
The team at The Donnington transformed the care home into the traditional British seaside. Residents and visitors were able to enjoy ice cream, a Punch and Judy show and a visit from a donkey.
We hope to see you again next year
The weekend was a great success. The activities and entertainment that took place in the care homes provided the residents and care home teams with smiles, joy and happy memories. We hope National Care Home Open Day 2016 to be an even bigger success as we plan to continue to show our support.