Manor Court care home takes part in national celebration
- Manor Court, Plymouth
- 28 June 2019 11:00am
Residents from a care home in Plymouth and local schoolchildren will be displaying their artwork in a special gallery as part of a nationwide celebration.
Anchor’s Manor Court care home in Blandford 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 Manor Court have organised for children from Highview School in Torridge Way to join the residents on the day to talk about their paintings they have worked on together as part of the The Archie Project which is an intergenerational dementia awareness project that links primary schools and care homes together.
The sessions are delivered as part of the school’s individual curriculum, and help de-stigmatise dementia. The project enables children to understand more about old age and this condition while building bridges between the generations.
Some care staff will also be dressed in rock ‘n’ roll costumes to take part in an Oomph fitness session where residents and visitors can do gentle exercise to music from the late 1950s and 1960s.
As part of their regular cooking sessions, residents have made cup cakes which have been iced together to form a paint brush and paint palet to tie in with the arts-themed day.
Clair Webb, Manager of Manor Court, which is rated outstanding by regulator The Care Quality Commission, 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 Manor Court, contact 0800 0854286.