Fashion and fairground summer fun at Forest Care Village
Photographs from National Care Home Open Day 2015
The pretty gardens at Forest Care Village were the perfect setting for a summer-fete style afternoon of fun hosted by the Borehamwood care home for visitors on Friday 19 June as part of National Care Home Open Day.
Residents and visitors entered into the spirit of the event and took part in some classic fairground-favourite games including hoola hoops, hook-a-duck and Tin Can Alley, working up an appetite for the barbecue which started at 2pm. Smiles were provided by the Seaside Sunshine Show - a variety comedy performance – before staff and residents donned national costume for a catwalk-style fashion show which rounded off the afternoon.
“Everyone had a great time - the weather was kind, the food was great and all the activities added to the happy atmosphere as visitors and residents chatted together,” says comments centre manager Wendy Lawther.
One of the aims of the UK-wide initiative Care Home Open Day is to build relationships between care home residents, staff and local people, and give people the opportunity to see for themselves the kind of care services available in their area.
“Our care home is very homely and welcoming, and full of friendly, caring, interesting people. Anyone is welcome any time to come and see the excellent services and fantastic work that goes on here at Forest Care Village not just on Care Home Open Day, and they will always be greeted warmly,” adds Wendy.
Forest Care Village has 178 bedrooms, all of which are ensuite, spread across three floors. Each floor is self-contained and staffed according to the needs of the residents, from those with long-term neurological or spinal conditions aged 18 and over, to specialist dementia care for young and older people. Forest Care Village is part of the Forest Healthcare group of homes, which includes 13 individual homes throughout the South East of England. For more information, please visit www.foresthc.com or call 0208 236 2000.
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