29 March 2018
Hallmark Care Homes to 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 Saturday 21st April.
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.
In the past, we had over 500 visitors to our homes, which included Mayors, MP’s, 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 ‘Linking Communities’ 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 to afternoon tea events, each home is celebrating Care Home Open Day in their own unique way. This year, the team at Anisha Grange, our care home in Billericay, are encouraging visitors to come along and join a flower arranging session followed by a delicious afternoon tea. Meanwhile, Bryn Celyn, our care home in Maesteg, will be hosting a spring fayre event with stalls selling arts and crafts made by the residents and care team.
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 April.
Admiral Court Care Home, Leigh on Sea, Essex
On Saturday 21st April from 10:00am to 4:30pm, visitors are invited to sample the delights of the ‘Queen of Hearts’ bake sale, join in the ‘Mad Hatters’ raffle and enjoy some animal therapy at the spring petting zoo, along with many more exciting activities.
Contact Nicola at Nicola.Sutcliffe@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01702 472288 for further information.
Alexandra Grange Care Home, Wokingham, Berkshire
On Saturday 21st April from 11:00am to 4:00pm, the home will pull out all the stops with professional entertainment from ukulele band, No Springs Attached, a Victorian themed tea party and many other exciting events. The home will also be offering tours of Alexandra Grange state-of-the-art facilities throughout the day.
Contact Sylvia at Alexandra.BSM@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01189 123210 for further information.
Anisha Grange Care Home, Billericay, Essex
On Saturday 21st April from 11:00am-4:00pm, the home will be hosting an array of events, such as a flower arranging class and professional entertainment with Anisha Grange’s favourite singer, Joanne Lee.
There will also be a Dementia Friends session between 12:00pm and 1:00pm, an ‘all you need to know about care homes but didn’t know who to ask’ seminar from 1:00pm-2:00pm and a delicious afternoon tea.
Contact Lisa at Lisa.Vile@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01277 658529 for further information.
Anya Court Care Home, Rugby, Warwickshire
On Saturday 21st April from 10:00am-1:00pm, visitors are invited to enjoy musical entertainment, a luxurious pamper session and sample some delicious homemade cakes.
There will also be an ‘all you need to know about care homes but didn’t know who to ask’ seminar from 1:00pm-2:00pm with Customer Relationship Manager, Karen Handley.
Contact Karen at Karen.Handley@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call for 01788 811976 for further information.
Bryn Celyn Care Home, Maesteg, Wales
On Saturday 21st April from 10:00am-2:00pm, the home will be hosting a spring fayre with stalls selling arts and crafts made by the residents and care team. At 2:00pm-3:00pm, the home will be celebrating the Queen’s birthday with afternoon tea and live entertainment from Britain’s Got Talent 2016 finalist, Melanie Bell.
Call 01656 736839 for further information.
Bucklesham Grange Care Home, Ipswich, Suffolk
On Saturday 21st April from 2:00pm, the home will be hosting a family open day, where the local community are invited to join the residents and care team for a delicious BBQ, bouncy castles and a Oomph Wellness exercise session.
Contact Kirsty at Kirsty.Thomas@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01473 237338 for further information.
Cartref Annwyl Fan Care Home, Ammanford, Wales
On Saturday 21st April from 2:00pm-4:00pm, the home will be hosting a coffee and cake afternoon for guests interested in networking and knowing more about the available care options at Cartref Annwyl Fan Care Home.
Contact Cartref@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01269 592447 for further information.
Chamberlain Court Care Home, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
On Saturday 21st April from 10:00am- 1:30pm, the home will be hosting a Dementia Friends session, jazz themed brunch and a murder mystery event.
Contact Melissa.Jorgenson@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01892 618773 for further information.
Cherry Tree Care Home, Caldicot, Wales
On Saturday 21st April from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, the home will be hosting a traditional afternoon tea event with delicious cakes, sandwiches and hot drinks.
Contact Linda at Linda.Jenkins@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01291 421940 for further information.
Greenhill Manor Care Home, Merthyr, Wales
On Saturday 21st April from 2:30pm-4:00pm, the home will be hosting an afternoon tea alongside some musical entertainment.
Contact Mitchell at Mitchell.Minney@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01685 721046 for further information.
Kew House Care Home, Wimbledon, London
On Saturday 21st April from 10:00am to 12:30pm, the home will be giving demonstrations of their new Tovertafel (‘magic table.’) There will also be a baking class with Kew House resident and baking extraordinaire, John Sprakes.
Contact Jane at Jane.Knight@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 0208 9710190 for further information.
Lakeview Care Home, Lightwater, Surrey
On Saturday 21st April from 11:00am-5:00pm, the home will be hosting an array of exciting activities. In the morning, there will be a poetry session and ball games, and in the afternoon, there will be an afternoon tea where prosecco and mocktails will be served.
Contact Krissi-Lea at Lakeview.Lifestyles@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call the home on 01276480430 for further information.
Maycroft Manor Care Home, Brighton, East Sussex
On Saturday 21st April from 10:30am-4:00pm, the home will be hosting an array of activities and information sessions. There will also be a Dementia Friends session, an afternoon tea and live entertainment from a silver band quintet.
Contact Helen at Helen.Fookes@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call the home on 01273 859790 for further information.
Regency House Care Home, Cardiff, Wales
On Saturday 21st April from 11:00am, the home will be celebrating the Queen’s birthday with a street party and live entertainment. The home will also be officially opening their garden at the special event.
Contact Nick at Nick.Carpanini@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 02920 566000 for further information.
Shire Hall Care Home, Cardiff, Wales
On Saturday 21st April from 2:00pm-4:00pm, the home will be hosting an afternoon tea event to honour the Queen’s birthday.
Contact Jonathan at Jonathan.Walters@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 02920 537800 for further information.
Ty Enfys Care Home, Cardiff, Wales
On Saturday 21st April from 11:30am-3:00pm, the home will be showcasing the wonderful sound of Arms Park Choir. They will also be hosting a traditional afternoon tea alongside live entertainment from The Keith Little Jazz Band.
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.