24 Jun 2014
West Hall welcomed visitors on National Care Home Open Day on Friday 20 June, and a fun packed day was enjoyed by all at the care home in West Byfleet, Surrey.
Visitors, residents and staff played croquet and giant Connect 4 in the gardens, arranged flowers and danced along with Tony Allgood, a performer singing hits by Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand and Elvis to mention a few.
West Hall staff made an extra effort by dressing up for the occasion. Despite facing stiff opposition from Sandy from Grease, Saint George and a number of nuns in habit, Corrina Johnson, who was dressed as a Banana, won the staff fancy dress competition following a vote by West Hall residents.
West Hall Manager, Kate Desmond, said: “We’re all so proud to work in the care sector and West Hall is such an amazing home that National Care Home Open Day has been a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase all the great things we do here.
“Everyone has had so much fun today joining in the games, sing-alongs and getting involved in all of the activities. It’s been lovely having lots of visitors too, so people can see first-hand what great community spirit we have at West Hall.”
National Care Home Open Day is an initiative involving over 2,000 care homes across the country. June 20 2014 saw the UK's care homes take center stage, uniting for the second year to create lasting links between care home residents and their local communities.