The Cedars care home in Stoke-on-Trent opened its doors to members of the local community on Friday 16 June as part of a nationwide celebration of the care sector. 

Care Home Open Day is an annual event aimed at encouraging members of the public to see the high quality care in their local care homes.

This year Anchor is using Care Home Open Day to also mark the Great Get Together organised by Jo Cox Foundation’s to bring communities together. Labour MP Ms Cox, who was killed last year, rejected divisive politics and campaigned to bring different communities together.

Residents and staff at The Cedars spent the morning enjoying a range of gardening and cookery activities. While some residents were potting new plants for the garden, others joined the Home Manager Tracey making a large friendship Victoria sponge. 

Residents then enjoyed a traditional fish and chip lunch with bubbly and a sing along with a pianist in the afternoon.  

The occasion was also a chance to celebrate the good work achieved by home’s staff in the past year. 

Home Manager Tracey Joinson said: “We hold a host of activities throughout the year to keep residents mentally and physically stimulated. Many of the events involve bringing the outside community into the home. 

“Care Home Open Day is part of this packed activities programme. We’re really proud of what we have achieved over the last year. We wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate the fantastic life our residents have here.”

For further information on The Cedars, contact 01782 216 570.

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