Residents and staff at Harbour Residential flung open their doors and pulled out the stops to organise a party for National Care Home Open Day recently (Friday 28 June 2019).
Staff put together a full and fun itinerary for residents, relatives and guests alike. The entertainment for all ages included live piano, face painting and a jumble sale and the party was open to all members of the local community, regardless of whether they had a relative at the home.
National Care Home Open Day is a nationwide initiative which sees care homes across the country open their doors to the local residents and visitors from all walks of life and is an opportunity for people to see the important role that care homes can play in their communities. Staff at the home spent weeks planning this special event and pulled out the stops to ensure that it was a day to remember for all involved.
Samuel Okello, home manager, said: “My vision for Harbour Residential has always been that the home should play an important role as part of the fabric of the local community. That’s why we regularly host visits from people from all walks of life, from nursery children to a whole range of eclectic and talented local entertainers. This open day was a fantastic way to celebrate our links with Portishead and we were pleased to be able to show everyone who attended that we have built a thriving community of our own here at the home.