Last week Town Farm Workshop, our Outcome With Learning (OWL) day service in Cranborne, opened their doors for Care Home Open Day.
Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open their doors to their local communities. Thousands of care homes across the UK take part each year, welcoming the public and arranging events and activities that help to create lasting links between care home residents and their local communities.
The event was described by manager Helen as “amazing!” which was helped by the glorious weather.
As part of the event there was a relaxation zone in the garden, (as can be seen in the photographs). This was very popular with guests who received hand and foot massages. There was soothing music playing and relaxing oils being diffused into the air.
Everyone was very happy with the delicious lunch of cucumber sandwiches, homemade quiche, sausage rolls, bread and cheese. This was rounded off nicely with cream tea and homemade cake.
The most enthusiastic party attendees had a good attempt at the fitness trail which included; blindfolded water balloon bursting, “welly-wanging” and wheelbarrow-water-manoeuvres and some other gruelling tasks.
The open day was attended by many family and friends. Everyone was very impressed with this, Jon Jon and the garden gang did a wonderful job making the garden a beautiful, relaxing and inspiring place.
Helen and her team were delighted by the number of people who attended.
The event is all about showing people what excellent care homes are really about and how they can be at the centre of local communities, developing relationships across the generations. Care Home Open Day is about connecting people! The aim is to enrich the lives of the UK’s care home residents by reminding people that care homes in every community are filled with unique, intelligent and charming characters, and run by special people that really do care.