6 June 2016
Hallmark Care Homes take part in Care Home Open Day
All of our homes across England and Wales will once again take part in this year’s Care Home Open Day event on Friday 17th June.
Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative, which aims to connect care homes with their local communities, challenge misconceptions about care and show people the excellent services that are available at the heart of their community.
Since its launch in 2013, by a group of leading care providers and organisations, 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, 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 celebrate the work we do and how much we care.
Last year we had over 500 new 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 incorporate this year’s theme of ‘Celebration’ into their activities and have shared their plans on the Care Home Open Day Website.
There will be refreshments available throughout the day in each Hallmark home and plenty of opportunities to meet our care team and our lovely residents. Tours of our homes award-winning facilities will also be available upon request.
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 Anya Court, our care home in Rugby, have encouraged visitors to come along and celebrate both the lives of our residents and Her Majesty’s 90th birthday at an outdoor street party. Meanwhile, team members at Bucklesham Grange, our care home in Ipswich, have encouraged visitors to check out resident and former Ipswich Town Goalkeeper John Lemare’s art exhibition.
These are just a few reasons to visit our care homes, this Care Home Open Day. For full details on what each home has planned and how to RSVP please see below and contact your nearest Hallmark Care Home.
Care Home Open Day activities taking place this June
Admiral Court Care Home, Leigh on Sea, Essex
On Thursday 16th June from 11:00am – 4:30pm, the home will be celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday with a luncheon, ice cream van, and professional entertainment. The Mayor Cllr Judith McMahon and Southend MP Sir David Amess will also be in attendance.
Contact Kelly at Kelly.Adams@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01702 472288 for further information.
Alexandra Grange Care Home, Wokingham, Berkshire
On Friday 17th June from 11:00am – 3:00pm, the home will pull out all the stops with professional entertainment and a magician. The Mayor of Wokingham, Councillor Parvinder Singh Batth will also be in attendance.
Contact Jim at Jim.Brownjohn@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 0118 912 3210 for further information.
Anya Court Care Home, Rugby, Warwickshire
On Friday 17th June from 11:00am- 2:30pm, the home will be celebrating both the lives of our residents and The Queen’s 90th birthday by hosting an outdoor street party with professional entertainment. The Mayor of Rugby Cllr Sally Bragg and local MP Mark Pawsey will also be in attendance.
Contact Karen at Karen.Handley@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call for 01788 811976 further information.
Anisha Grange Care Home, Billericay, Essex
On Friday 17th June from 10:00am to 5:00pm, visitors to the home can get involved in a flower arranging activity or can enjoy the musical stylings of a professional entertainer. The Mayor of Billericay, Cllr David Harrison and Jo Clark who is the Vice Chairman of Billericay Town Council will also be in attendance.
Contact Jane at Jane.Knight@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01277 658529 further information.
Bryn Celyn Care Home, Maesteg, Wales
On Friday 17th June from 11:30am to 4:30pm, the home will be celebrating Care Home Open Day in a medieval function with a magician, Bryn Celyn Banquet and medieval themed history quiz. The Deputy Mayor Cllr Cherrie Jones will also be in attendance.
Contact Mark at Bryncelyn@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01656 736839 for further information.
Bucklesham Grange Care Home, Ipswich, Suffolk
On Friday 17th June from 11:00am- 3:30pm, the home will be hosting an Oomph! exercise session and visitors to the home can enjoy the musical stylings of a professional guitarist. Throughout the day, there will also be an art exhibition of resident and former Ipswich Town Goalkeeper John Lemare to peruse.
Contact Helene at Helene.Schwabe@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01473 237338 for further information.
Cartref Annwyl Fan Care Home, Ammanford, Wales
On Friday 17th June from 2:30pm the home will be hosting a high tea event.
Contact Marie at Activities@email@example.com or call 01269 592447 for further information.
Cherry Tree Care Home, Caldicot, Wales
On Friday 17th June from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, the home will be hosting a Dementia Friends session and serving afternoon tea.
Contact Helen at Helen.Harries@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01291 421940 for further information.
Greenhill Manor Care Home, Merthyr, Wales
On Friday 17th June from 2:00pm – 4:00pm, visitors to the home can enjoy complimentary drinks, tours and the musical stylings of a samba band.
Contact Amanda at Amanda.Francis@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01685 721046 for further information.
Kew House Care Home, Wimbledon, London
On Friday 17th June from 12:00pm, the home will be providing traditional fish and chips and tasty treats from the ice cream van. There will also be a flamenco dance act with a guitarist and an exhibition for visitors to peruse. The Mayor of Merton Councillor Brenda Fraser will also be in attendance.
Contact Jennifer at Jennifer.Linstead@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 020 8971 0190 for further information.
Lakeview Care Home, Lightwater, Surrey
On Friday 17th June from 11:00am, Lakeview Care Home has arranged for some cuddly animals to visit. At 2:00pm, professional singer, Jen Merchant will be entertaining residents and guests in the café. Throughout the day there will be lots of table top games available for all to participate in.
Contact Darren at Darren.Hill@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01276 480430 for further information.
Maycroft Manor Care Home, Brighton, East Sussex
On Friday 17th June from 1:00pm – 3:30pm, the home have arranged for some jugglers, hula hoopers and poi swingers to perform. From 3:30pm some showgirls will be dancing and there will be lots of tasty treats to be had throughout the day including, hot dogs, candy floss and popcorn.
Contact Lisa at Lisa.Vile@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01273 859790 for further information.
Regency House Care Home, Cardiff, Wales
On Friday 17th June from 11:00am, the home will be hosting a community day, with an Oomph! exercise class and a celebration show.
Contact Jonathan at Jonathan.Walters@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 02920 566000 for further information.
Shire Hall Care Home, Cardiff, Wales
On Friday 17th June from 11:30am, the home have arranged for visitors to take part in an arts and crafts session. At 2:30pm, visitors can enjoy the musical stylings of a professional entertainer.
Contact Jonathan at Jonathan.Walters@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 02920 537800 for further information.
Ty Enfys Care Home, Cardiff, Wales
On Friday 17th June, from 10:30am to 4:30pm, visitors to the home can enjoy an arts and crafts and baking session and enjoy the musical styling’s of a professional entertainer.
Contact Barbara at Barbara.Wills@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 02920 548929 for further information.
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If none of the above activities take your interest and you would just like your care questions answered in confidence please click here to find your nearest Hallmark Care Home. Our dedicated care team are happy to assist you with your queries and facilitate a tour of our facilities where needed.