New Barnet care home set to sizzle on National Care Home Open Day 2015

Friday 19 June

There’s a sizzle in store for local people at Cedars Care Centre on Friday 19 June, when the New Barnet care home hosts a barbecue for visitors as part of National Care Home Open Day 2015.

The doors to the home will open for a relaxed afternoon, including live entertainment, from 2pm- 5pm. Visitors are welcome to soak up the atmosphere, and chat with residents and members of staff, hear their stories and find out what Cedars is all about.

“Most people don’t bother about care homes until they have to so the National Care Home Open Day is a perfect opportunity for people to see for themselves the kind of excellent care services available in their area. Unfortunately, there are lots of misconceptions about residential care but the truth is that care homes can be very homely and welcoming, and full of friendly, caring, interesting people. If you’re ever faced with having to find a care home for yourself or a loved one that’s important to know,” says comments centre manager, Fran Walsh.

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, something that Fran supports and hopes may encourage members of the public to think about volunteering or befriending a resident. Visits are welcomed at any time, with no appointment necessary.

Cedars is a traditional house with a modern extension which offers 24-hour residential care for those aged 65 and over. The 40 rooms offer luxurious accommodation for residents, whether they be frail, suffering a long term illness and approaching end of life or just needs some respite care for themselves and their families.

Cedars is part of the Forest Healthcare group of homes, which includes 13 individual homes throughout the South East of England. For more information on Cedars, please visit www.foresthc.com or call 0208 364 8839.

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Sam Orange or Jay Commins

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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.

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