Our Moor House care home in Staines Upon Thames invited the local community to join them for an event on Monday 12 June to mark the run-up to Care Home Open Day.
Staff, volunteers and residents at the home welcomed guests for a picnic-style tea with lemonade and sandwiches. There were games in the gardens for participants of all ages, and some furry friends enjoyed a Teddy Bears picnic on the front lawn.
Equally importantly, there were opportunities to be shown around Moor House, plus stalls providing information about working or volunteering at the care home.
This special event was part of our ongoing commitment to fostering meaningful activities, encouraging friendships across the generations and placing our care homes at the heart of their local communities.
Gabrielle Mansfield has been visiting residents at Moor House for four years and told us: “My grandchildren and I love being with the older people who live at Moor House; we have so many friends there and we really look forward to our visits. I think it’s a big mistake to leave older people isolated within their communities – they have so much to share in terms of life experience, stories and smiles, and I’m delighted that my grandchildren are joining me in experiencing interacting with older members as a normal, central part of everyday life.”
Moor House manager Lyn Spivack said: “We’re always delighted when people come to find out about what we do here at Moor House.”
If you’re looking for a care home, find out more about Moor House.