Care Home Open Day is coming!

Every year, care homes across the country open their doors to the public for National Care Home Open Day ~ and we want to know what your care home will be doing for the event!

Care Home Open Day is on Friday 28th June and is a fun and relaxed event that helps to showcase what goes on in our many fantastic care homes. This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating Arts in Care’.

It’s a chance to show how creative your care home is, maybe by supporting residents to express themselves through painting, sculpture, photography, poetry, movement, drama or music ~ anything that your residents are familiar with or would like to try.

This enables them to enjoy meaningful and rewarding experiences, which is what good care is all about. It’s also a good opportunity to create links between care homes, residents and local communities.

Many care homes already provide brilliant and interesting opportunities for their residents. For example, Coundon Manor care home residents recently got together with local Brownies to mark Coventry and Warwickshire Year of Wellbeing.

The 21st Coventry South pack visited the home for a craft session designed to mix up the generations. Old and young had great fun cutting, drawing and sticking.

Residents at Low Furlong residential care home in Shipston-on-Stour recently enjoyed a professional tea blending session to create their own bespoke tea, aptly named the Low Furlong blend!

They happily sampled lots of different blends of loose leaf tea from the Golden Monkey Tea Company in Warwick, then got creative mixing them together to make their perfect cuppa.

So what will you be doing for Care Home Open Day? How about a craft workshop or art exhibition, a pottery or photograph class, poetry readings or a music session? The more interactive, the better!

We’d also love to know what you are doing for Dementia Action Week (20th to 26th May). Email us at seehearactlearningpartnership@warwickshire.gov.uk to let us know and we will feature you in a future issue!


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