The theme for the Open Day, on Saturday, 21st April, is Linking Communities, with Hill Care’s homes offering open invitations to visitors.
In South Yorkshire, the day is being jointly celebrated with the Queen’s 92nd birthday, as Rotherham’s Broadacres Care Home and Sheffield’s The Laurels and The Limes Care Home encourage residents and staff to dress in red, white and blue.
In Derbyshire, Bakewell’s Burton Closes Hall Care Home will host a vintage car show, and Springbank House, Holmewood and Barnfield Care Homes, all in Chesterfield, will provide refreshments and tours of their facilities.
In Teesside, Saltburn-by-the-Sea’s Hazelgrove Court Care Home is taking part in the NAPA challenge, tasting food and taking part in activities related to several Commonwealth countries throughout the week. This year, the National Activities Providers Association (NAPA) have teamed up with National Care Home Open Day to promote the challenge.
In the North East, the Peterlee Town Mayor will visit Bannatyne Lodge Care Home and a Wear a Flower Coffee Morning will take place at Chester-le-Street’s Pelton Grange Care Home.
Live music, dancing, fancy dress, tea parties, quizzes and performances are just some of the events and activities at many more homes across the North.
Wendy Waddicor. managing director of the Hill Care Group, said: “National Care Home Open Day is a great opportunity for all our homes to welcome in members of their community.
“The theme of this year’s national event is Linking Communities and this is something we strive for year round.
“Community is so important to our homes and residents, who enjoy visits from nurseries and schools through to charity groups and labour clubs.
“If you’re a regular visitor or have never been to one of our homes before, we hope to see you during National Care Home Open Day.”