‘Art Attack’ awaits Deputy Mayor at Warren Lodge on National Care Home Open Day 2015

Friday 19 June

There’s a visual feast in store for the Deputy Mayor of Wokingham when he visits Warren Lodge Care Centre in Wokingham on Friday 19 June as part of National are Home Open Day 2015.

Art is one of the themes of this year’s national initiative to show local people what excellent care homes in their community are really like and Warren Lodge has wholeheartedly embraced the idea and responded with a full creative repertoire covering painting, literature, music and dance!

“Our residents have been busy doing paintings representing memories of when they were younger, which are all on display in our art gallery. Some of the memories are amazing. They’ve also been writing poems about their childhood memories, which they’ll read out on the day. They are a very talented bunch!” said Anthony Browne, manager of Warren Lodge.

As part of his visit, which starts at 2pm, Deputy Mayor Councillor Bob Pitts has been asked to judge the paintings and award prizes to the winners. He will also have the opportunity to chat with residents and members of staff, hear their stories and find out what Warren Lodge is all about.

On Saturday 20 June, paintings and poetry will make way for Morris dancing when local dance group OBJ Morris will be entertaining visitors at the home while afternoon tea is served in the garden.

“Anyone is welcome any time to come and see the excellent services and fantastic work that goes on here at Warren Lodge but the great thing about the national Care Home Open Day is that it challenges misconceptions about care homes and encourages local people to visit care homes in their community to find out what level of services are available. Once they do, they’re usually pleasantly surprised to find that care homes like ours are very welcoming, and full of friendly, interesting people! If you ever find yourself faced with finding a care home, either for yourself or a loved one, thats very reassuring to know, says Anthony Browne, manager of Warren Lodge.

Warren Lodge is a 51 bedroom property set overlooking the Berkshire countryside. The home offers 24-hour residential care for people aged 65 and over, with a particular specialism in dementia care. Warren Lodge is part of the Forest Healthcare group of homes, which has 13 homes across the South East of England. For more information, please call 0118 973 4576 or visit www.foresthc.com


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Forest Healthcare operates 12 individual care homes, specialising in dementia and neurological rehabilitation services. With Forest Healthcare’s management team all coming from clinical or care backgrounds, the focus of the company is entirely on providing the best possible environments to improve the lives of their clients and families, providing a safe and secure environment that motivates clients to live a full and happy life.