12 June 2015
Hallmark Care Homes take part in Care Home Open Day 2015
All of our homes across England and Wales will once again take part in Care Home Open Day on Friday 19th June.
Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative, which invites care homes to open their doors to the public and arrange activities that help create lasting links between care home residents and the local communities. It is also a great opportunity for people who have never visited one of our homes before to pop in and see what makes us special.
Since its launch in 2013, Care Home Open Day has become an important date in the Hallmark Care Homes calendar of events. Our homes hold regular community open days and visitors are always welcome to our homes, but taking part allows us to create a much bigger impact. It’s an opportunity as a care provider to challenge any negative stereotypes associated with care homes and as a team, Care Home Open Day is a deserved opportunity to celebrate the outstanding work they do on a daily basis.
Last year we had over 500 visitors to our homes, which included Mayors, MPs, schools, businesses and healthcare professionals. This year we are expecting an even bigger turn out. All of our homes have worked extremely hard to organise activities that will engage their local community and have shared them on the Care Home Open Day Website. There will be refreshments available throughout the day in each home and plenty of opportunities to meet our care team and residents. Tours of the homes will also be available.
From arts and crafts and summer outdoor activities, each home is celebrating Care Home Open Day in their own unique way. This year, the team at Alexandra Grange have encouraged visitors to come along and see a sand artist in action or simply get a taste of the British summer time with a delicious treat from the ice cream van. Meanwhile, team members at Maycroft Manor and Kew House have encouraged visitors to check out their art exhibition – all of the residents work of course!
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