The Grange throws open its doors for National Care Home Open Day 2015, Friday 19 June

Cake, cream teas, flower arranging and a spot of keep fit are the order of the day on Friday 19 June when The Grange in Stanford in the Vale throws open its doors to the public as part of National Care Home Open Day.

The open day gives visitors a taste of what life is like as a resident at The Grange, with some of its regular visitors – from florists to exercise instructors – popping in for sessions throughout the open day, which runs from 10.00am to 4.30pm at the former 12th century vicarage.

“There is so much going on at The Grange every single day that we wanted to give visitors a chance to see the wonderful environment we create for those in our care. We’re hoping that our neighbours and people from the local community will just drop in at any time for a cup of tea , join in some of the fun and have a good look around our lovely home,” comments manager, Wendy Mead.

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 Wendy supports and hopes may encourage members of the public to think about volunteering or befriending a resident.

“It is wonderful to be participating in this national open day initiative, but anyone is welcome any time to come and see the excellent services and fantastic work that goes on here at the Grange. 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, that’s very reassuring to know,” says Wendy.

The Grange is a residential nursing home offering 24-hour care to elderly residents and younger people in need of round the clock support, whether as respite, post-operative or long-term care. It is part of the Forest Healthcare family of homes, which includes 13 individual homes throughout the South East of England. For more information on The Grange, please visit or call 01367 718836. Those interested in a place at The Grange are welcome to visit at any time, with no appointment necessary.


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