22 Jun 2016
Norton House care home in London opened its doors to members of the local community this week as part of a nationwide celebration of the care sector.
Anchor’s Norton House care home in Arneway Street participated in Care Home Open Day on Friday 17 June, along with thousands of care homes across the country.
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.
Between 11am and 12:30pm the residents and staff at Norton House and local school children played various challenging games such as bean bags target, ball and spoon and rings target to get ready for the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio. At 1 pm all attendees enjoyed a BBQ Lunch and at 2pm was live music time where everybody sang along. We also had the honour to be joined by The Lord Mayor of Westminster.
We have chosen the above theme in consultation with the residents who love sport, physical exercises classes, music and sing along.
The occasion was also a chance to celebrate the good work achieved by home’s staff in the past year.
Home Manager Felicia Imafidon 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. Over the next few months, Norton House will be organising three days of sport, media, photography, music, drama in collaboration with The Challenge UK. This project will bring together people from all ages, ethnicities and walks of life, connecting communities and building trust.
“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.”