23 May 2019
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 Friday 28th and Saturday 29th 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.
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 ‘Arts in Care’ 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 cooking demonstrations, 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 hosting a portrait competition. Meanwhile, Greenhill Manor, our care home in Merthyr Tydfil, will be hosting a question and answer session with acclaimed author and playwright, Anthony Bunko.
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.
Alexandra Grange Care Home, Wokingham, Reading
On Friday 28th June from 10:00am to 3:30pm, visitors will have the opportunity to hear advice from experts on care fee planning, legal advice, professional retirement downsizing and dementia.
Contact Alexandra Grange on AlexandraGrange@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 0118 9123210 for more information.
Anisha Grange Care Home, Billericay, Essex
On Saturday 29th June from 10:00am to 4:00pm, visitors will have the opportunity to take part in various art projects including viewing our intergenerational art trail, planting beautiful hanging baskets, helping to create stunning communal murals and entering our portrait competition.
Contact Carl at Carl.Roberts@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01277 658529 for more information.
Anya Court Care Home, Rugby, Warwickshire
On Friday 28th June from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, visitors are invited to take part in our intergenerational art activity with residents and local nursery, Buttercups. Mayor of Rugby, Bill Lewis, will also be unveiling the art exhibition at the home, featuring residents’ artwork, followed by Pimms in the garden.
Contact Karen at Karen.Handley@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01788 811976 for more information.
Arlington Manor Care Home, Girton, Cambridge
On Friday 28th June from 11:00am to 5:00pm, visitors are invited to take part in a flower arranging work shop in the state-of-the-art craft room, followed by a delicious paella demonstration on the summer terrace.
Contact Lisa on Lisa.Vile@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01223 814900.
Banstead Manor Care Home, Banstead, Surrey
On Friday 28th June from 10:00am to 4:00pm, visitors are invited to our new state-of-the-art care home, featuring beautiful furnishings and landscaped gardens. Take a tour of the home or simply enjoy refreshment in our café area.
Contact Melissa at Melissa.Jorgensen@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01737 351353 for more information.
Bucklesham Grange Care Home, Ipswich, Suffolk
On Saturday 29th June from 1:00pm, visitors are invited to enjoy a celebration of both Care Home Open Day and Armed Forces Day. The home will be inviting people to view vintage and WWII memorabilia from a local museum and sample WWII recipes. There will also be a vintage entertainer singing wartime songs in the afternoon.
Contact David at David.Martins@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01473 237338 for more information.
Chamberlain Court Care Home, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
On Saturday 29th June from 10:30am to 4:30pm, Chamberlain Court will be welcoming local groups as they showcase their talents to the residents, including musical acts and theatrical performances.
There will also be the opportunity for visitors to view a selection of artwork created by the residents, local art groups and local schools.
Contact Vicki at Vicki.Pickering@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01892 618773 for more information.
Greenhill Manor Care Home, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
On Friday 28th June from 12:00pm-4:00pm, visitors are invited to view an art exhibition in the café, followed by a question and answer session with acclaimed author and playwright, Anthony Bunko. There will also be a performance from singer, Keith David, and refreshments available throughout the day.
Contact Mitchell at Mitchell.Minney@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01685 721046 for more information.
Kew House Care Home, Wimbledon, London
On Friday 28th June from 10:00am to 3:30pm, visitors are invited to take part in a Tai Chi session in the morning followed by the unveiling of the intergenerational art gallery. Also enjoy a floral demonstration in our bistro and enjoy a cold treat from the ice cream van to finish the day. Attending the event will also be the Deputy Mayor of Merton, Cllr Edward Foley.
Contact Nicky at Nicky.Hazell@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 020 8971 0190 for more information.
Lakeview Care Home, Lightwater, Surrey
On Friday 28th June from 1:00pm-4:00pm, Lakeview care home will be a hosting a celebration of the residents hobbies and talents, by displaying their homemade arts and crafts around the home and in the beautifully landscaped gardens.
Contact Inder at Inder.Hanzra@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01276 480430 for more information.
Maycroft Manor Care Home, Brighton, East Sussex
On Friday 28th June from 10:00am to 4:00pm, visitors are invited to browse jewellery, pottery and handmade card stalls, followed by a presentation called ‘The Bafta Goes to…’ where David Browne, who was involved in Bafta award winning films will talk about his experience. There will also be the chance to view a hand building pottery and encaustic wax painting demo.
Contact Anne-Marie at Anne-Marie.Maynard@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 01273 859790 for more information.
Shire Hall Care Home, Cardiff, Wales
On Friday 28th June from 10:00am to 4:00pm, visitors are invited to view the resident’s artwork in an art workshop in the morning. Following on from this, there will be musical entertainment and light refreshments.
Contact Jonathan at Jonathan.Walters@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or call 02920 537800 for more information.
Ty Enfys Care Home, Cardiff, Wales
On Friday 28th June from 11:00am-4:00pm, visitors are invited to view a display of the residents artwork, enjoy delicious fresh smoothies and see our fantastic fruit carving! Hear the sounds of the Cardiff Arms Park Male Voice Choir whilst sampling our tasty afternoon tea and get a caricature picture to take home.
Contact Ty Enfys at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02920 548920 for more information.