Heyberry House care home takes part in national celebration
- 28 June 2019 11:00am
Residents from a care home in Birkenhead will be making cakes and for the first time staff will use a barecue other residents helped build during a nationwide celebration.
Anchor’s Heyberry House care home in Ashville Road will be participating in Care Home Open Day (CHOD) on Friday (28 June), along with thousands of care homes across the country.
Residents and staff from the home have spent weeks building the brick barbecue and converting a summer house into a bar so that they would be ready in time for Friday’s party.
During the day, residents and guests will be competing against each other in fun activities, such as board games and ten pin bowling.
Meanwhile other residents will be hard at work helping staff bake and decorate cakes for the guests.
After the official opening of the BBQ and bar, and a celebratory lunch, everyone at the home will be entertained by Liverpool singer Jeff Ollerhead.
Home Manager Clare Holland 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 will 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. I know the cakes will be delicious and everyone is looking forward to using the barbecue for the first time.”
For further information on Heyberry House, contact 0800 0854182.