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Greenacres Celebrates Care Home Open Day with Local Community

Published: Monday 26th June 2017

Audrey Ellis and her daughter

Residents from Greenacres care home in Meltham invited the local community to help them celebrate one of the biggest events of the care home calendar earlier this month, Care Home Open Day. 

Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative, with emphasis on the importance of connecting care home residents with local communities, developing lasting relationships and encouraging intergenerational rapport.  This year’s theme was ‘Friendship’ and Greenacres hosted various events to celebrate friendships between residents, families, friends and staff, as well as their neighbours. 

Residents at Greenacres were involved in the planning, and requested singer, Rick Fry, to entertain them on the day.  Marjorie Abbot, who has lived at Greenacres for 15 months, was particularly pleased with the entertainment – she said,“Rick lights up the room when he comes, he gets everyone singing!”.  The Kitchen Team prepared delicious cupcakes for residents and their guests, and these were enjoyed with a glass of summertime favourite, Pimms.

Greenacres join in with the Care Home Open Day celebrations each year and everyone looks forward to the day.  Sarah Tomcyznski, Home Manager of Greenacres, said,“Everyone had a great time for Care Home Open Day.  It is so important for our residents to continue to feel a part of the local Meltham community, and Care Home Open Day is one of the ways which we maintain and build this important relationship.  Our residents always enjoy a party and value meeting new friends.  We also find that Care Home Open Day is a great time to celebrate our amazing staff team who enhance the life our residents on a daily basis through their care.”

Greenacres provides residential and dementia care for 64 residents and is committed to offering aspirational lifestyle choices and an active social environment with events, trips and daily activities on offer.  The 5th annual Care Home Open Day was celebrated on Friday 16thJune 2017.  Residents at Greenacres are now looking forward to the annual Meltham Memories event, which begins it’s procession at the home.