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Care homes to celebrate ‘Friendship’ across local communities

Care homes to celebrate ‘Friendship’ across local communities

On 16 June, care homes across the country will be opening their doors for Care Home Open Day to celebrate ‘Friendship’ across local communities. They will be welcoming the public to spend time with residents, meet the staff and get involved in events and activities around the home.

Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open their doors to their local communities. This year’s Care Home Open Day is focusing on ‘Friendship’ and the importance of connecting with local communities, developing lasting relationships and encouraging intergenerational rapport. As part of this year’s event, Care Home Open Day will be celebrated in conjunction with The Big Lunch.

The Big Lunch, part of the Eden Project in Cornwall and an annual event, aims to get as many people as possible to share lunch together in an act of friendship that will encourage communities to connect and help to prevent isolation amongst those who may be living alone. It’s the perfect recipe for having fun with your neighbours, feeding community spirit and helping to build stronger neighbourhood connections – so fits in nicely with the Care Home Open Day ethos!

Care homes are encouraged to celebrate friendships that have developed between residents, families, friends and staff, as well as with their neighbours, to reinforce how they should be an integral part of their local community.

Care Homes participating across East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen are:

Bank Hall Care Home (Burnley)
Favordale (Colne)
Haslingden Hall & Lodge (Haslingden)
Heather Grange (Burnley)
Hollymount Residential & Dementia Care Centre (Blackburn)
Lower Ridge (Burnley)
Olive House Lancashire County (Bacup)
Peel Gardens (Colne)
Springhill Care Home (Accrington)
Stocks Hall – Andrew Smith House (Nelson)
The Grange (Colne)
White Ash Brook Care Home (Accrington)
Woodside (Padiham)

To find out more and for details of your nearest participating care home, visit the Care Home Open Day website at: www.carehomeopenday.org.uk