National Care Home Open Day is an annual initiative designed to link care homes with their local communities, build new friendships and enhance the profile of care homes at a local level. Residents and staff at Tegfield House, Bethel House, Hartwood House and Woodlands House decided to enter into the spirit of the occasion and invite their local communities to visit them.
Each of the homes organised a slightly different event:
At Tegfield House in Winchester the team organised a Cream Tea and enjoyed an afternoon of delicious refreshments and great company out in the sunshine (they also raised £150 for The Silver Helpline for Older People at the same time!).
Dr Julian Lewis MP for New Forest East and The Chairman of the New Forest District Council, Councillor Maureen Holding visited both Woodlands House in Netley Marsh and Hartwood House in Lyndhurst during the afternoon. They enjoyed chatting with residents and staff and sampling the home-made scones on offer at Woodlands. They then moved on to Hartwood House to join in with the fun of the homes’ first birthday celebrations.
‘Fun in the Sun’ was definitely the order of the day at Bethel House in Barton-on-Sea. Staff there organised a ‘day at the seaside’ themed garden party, complete with the official opening of their new beach-themed summer house, candy floss and a Punch & Judy Show!
Hartford Care’s CEO, Sean Gavin said “National Care Home Open Day was a fantastic day in all of our homes this year. We were delighted to open our doors to our local communities and are so pleased with their response. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who visited us on National Care Home Open Day, and of course, our doors are always open so we look forward to seeing you again soon. ”
For further details please visit www.hartfordcare.co.uk