Lincolnshire care home provider welcomes local community as part of national open day

One of Lincolnshire’s leading care providers will open the doors of its 15 county care homes in support of this year’s National Care Home Open Day on Friday 17th June.

One of Lincolnshire’s leading care providers will open the doors of its 15 county care homes in support of this year’s National Care Home Open Day on Friday 17th June.

As part of the nationwide initiative, The Orders of St John Care Trust will welcome its neighbours throughout the county into its homes as a way of building and reinforcing lasting relationships between residents and their local communities.

This year’s theme for the day is Celebration, so as part of the day, the Trust’s Lincolnshire homes are organising activities and events for residents and visitors linked to the Queen’s 90 glorious years.

  • Apples Tree in Grantham hosting a day-long 70s-themed day celebrating Abba and including games in the garden, face painting, fancy dress.
  • Gregory House in Grantham arranging a day-long street party.
  • Whitefriars in Stamford planning a 60s-themed street party from 11am to 4pm.
  • Southfield House in Spalding hosting a live performance from a local Indie band from 2:30pm.
  • Patchett Lodge in Holbeach holding a coffee morning at 10:30am followed by live entertainment and high tea from 2:30pm.
  • Skirbeck House in Boston planning 60s-themed day from 10am to 3pm.
  • Eresby Hall in Spilsby arranging a 1920s tea dance, set to start at 2:30pm.
  • The Poplars in Market Rasen welcoming Lincoln City Sports for games and activities from 10am to noon, followed by pet therapy from 2pm to 3pm.
  • Foxby Court in Gainsborough arranging 50s entertainment from 10:30am to 12:30pm.
  • Hartsholme House in Lincoln holding a coffee morning, opening of the beach and games in the garden from 10:30am to 3:30pm.
  • Fosse House in Lincoln offering tea & coffee throughout the day, along with live music and entertainment starting at 2:30pm.
  • Ermine House in Lincoln hosting an all day long Street Party.
  • Beckside in Lincoln welcoming a live singer at 10:45am, followed by 1940s-themed sports at 2pm.
  • Boultham Park House in Lincoln planning baking in the morning, a buffet lunch and crafts in the afternoon, followed by a fish and chip supper. The home also has a Street Party planned for Saturday 18 June to continue their celebrations.

Caroline Dunagan, OSJCT Assistant Operations Director for Lincolnshire, said:

National Care Home Open Day is all about connecting people and inviting the local community into our care homes to have a look around and join in some of the fun filled activities we have arranged. It is also a perfect opportunity for our residents to continue celebrations to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday”.

From hosting weekly community coffee mornings to welcoming local schools to spend an afternoon with residents, building strong ties within our local communities is extremely important for the Trust. That’s why National Care Home Open Day is such a significant day in our calendar each year.

By opening our doors and welcoming our neighbours, we hope to raise awareness and remind people that care homes in every community are filled with unique, intelligent and charming characters supported by teams of exceptionally caring individuals.

National Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open their doors to their local communities with the intent of showing people what excellent care homes are really about and how they can be at the centre of local communities, developing relationships across the generations.

For more information about OSJCT, visit www.osjct.co.uk.

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