Local care home Kings Park in Ferndown will be opening its doors to a number of people from the area to help tackle loneliness in their local community over the coming months.
Open for elderly people who might usually eat alone, they are invited to join the residents and teams at the home on Wednesdays for a 3 course meal. Booking and dietary needs are required prior to attendance by calling 01202 863630.
Diners will be treated to a tasty lunch in the home’s luxury dining room. Guests will have a chance to chat to the home’s residents and staff while enjoying their food, and will be able to partake in an activity with those at the home after their meal.
The home’s Head Chef will be producing a range of dishes to cover varied individual dietary needs and preferences, so diners were able to eat to their fill accompanied with a wide selection of beverages.
Kings Park is run by Barchester Healthcare, which is also behind Barchester’s Charitable Foundation, which is a registered charity that gives grants to older people and other adults with a disability to help combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged in the communities where the Barchester care homes operate.
Rachel Smith-Harrison, General Manager at Kings Park said:
“Loneliness can be a big problem for elderly people, especially as the weather gets colder. Our doors are always open to new friends of the home.”