Ridgemount care home takes part in national celebration
- Ridgemount, Banstead
- 28 June 2019 11:00am
Shetland ponies and smaller animals will be moving into a care home in Banstead for the day as part of a nationwide celebration.
Anchor’s Ridgemount care home in The Horseshoe 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 Ridgemount have organised a day of stimulating activities, including visits from the animals which the residents can pat, such as guinea pigs and rabbits. There will also be visits from entertainers Tony Cullum, who will sing tunes from the 1950s and 1960s, and Amy Worth, who will perform war-time songs.
Home Manager Lucas Bogusz 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 Ridgemount, contact 0800 0854217.