Heather Vale care home takes part in national celebration
- 28 June 2019 11:00am
Residents from a care home in Chesterfield and their relatives will be working on paintings and drawings together as part of a nationwide celebration of the care sector.
Anchor’s Heather Vale care home in Heather Vale Road 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 staff at Heather Vale will be running the arts session for all of the guests on the day. The artwork will then be displayed in a pop-up gallery in the home.
The residents will also be decorating buns with icing and sprinkles before serving it to the guests during afternoon tea and a singalong using the home’s karaoke machine.
Home Manager Donna Burns 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 Heather Vale, contact 0800 0328750.