Residents and staff at Katherine House and Griffiths House were proud to host an open day on 28th June as part of the National Care Home Open Day.
The nationwide theme for this year’s event was ‘Celebrating Art in Care’, focussing on friendship and making connections.
In order to express the many ways in which care homes can be creative communities, residents and staff, together with family and friends, created a fascinating exhibition of original art including paintings, pastel drawings, collages, ceramics, needlework, handmade dolls, paper art and sculptures.
Visitors joined residents for refreshments while they browsed the many impressive displays and afterwards, the Wellbeing Team hosted tours of the grounds.
During the afternoon, live entertainment was provided by musician John Pendleton who delighted residents, guests and staff with songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s.
Care Home Manager, Vivienne Withers, said: “Sometimes people overlook the incredible talents that older people have and it was a real eye opener to many of our visitors to see the highly impressive artistic and creative skills of our residents. We all felt a wonderful sense of celebration and pride throughout the entire event.”