Borrage House care home takes part in national celebration
- Borrage House, Ripon
- 28 June 2019 11:00am
Schoolchildren and residents from a care home in Ripon will be making a mural out of their painted handprints as part of a nationwide celebration of the care sector.
Anchor’s Borrage House care home in Borrage Lane will be participating in Care Home Open Day (CHOD) on Friday 28 June, along with thousands of care homes across the country.
This year’s theme is the arts, and Borrage House residents and reception class children from St Wilfrid’s Catholic School in Church Lane will be painting their hands and placing them on one of the walls in the care home to form a tree pattern.
Other arts activities happening on the day for the residents, children and guests are stone painting and decorating fingernails.
Home Manager Sarah Aitken said: “People don’t realise how we transform older people’s lives for the better here so Care Home Open Day is the chance for people to find out what a care home is really like.
“For many people, the first time they come into contact with the care sector is when their relative can’t cope living in their home. Our doors are always open to people but we hope CHOD will be the opportunity the local community to visit us so we can answer their questions.
“They can also join in the fun activities on the day which we regularly organise for our residents to improve their mental and physical well-being.”
For further information on Borrage House, contact 0800 0854317.