30th Birthday Celebrations Get Underway During Care Home Open Week

1st July 2024

Over the last three decades, Caring Homes has established itself as a provider of exceptional care, driven by the vision of its founders, Helena and Paul Jeffery. The group’s journey began with a small residential home, guided by the principle that success starts with good people who are genuinely committed to high-quality care, which still lies at the heart of Caring Homes today.

This year, as we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we reflect on our achievements and look forward to continuing the celebrations throughout the year with our residents, families and dedicated teams.

To mark this milestone, each of our homes hosted a variety of events and celebrations starting in June during Care Home Open Week, celebrating with residents, families and the local community.

Here are just a few of the highlights:

Sanford House Nursing Home in Norfolk

Home Manager, Maebh McComack-Hall and her team organised a retro-themed birthday party. Residents enjoyed reminiscing about past parties and games like Pass the Parcel. The chef prepared a delicious buffet featuring devilled eggs, Coronation Chicken, vol-au-vents and trifle. The event also included handmade paper chains, some crafted by children from the East Dereham Day Nursery.

Tarring Manor Care Home in Worthing

Tarring Manor Care Home, led by Home Manager Karen Grainger, welcomed over 100 guests to their Summer Garden Party. The sunny afternoon featured a high tea buffet, strawberries and cream, Pimm’s and live jazz and soul music by April Jayne. Local councillors and representatives from various organisations also attended, enhancing the community spirit.

Homefield Grange Care Home in Christchurch

Homefield Grange Care Home, managed by Adina Serban, hosted a BBQ celebrating our 30th anniversary. The event included a picture wall of residents in their 30s, a timeline of world events from 30 years ago and entertainment by Neil Wookey. Residents and visitors enjoyed reminiscing and engaging in fun activities.

"What a wonderful atmosphere," said resident June. "I am thoroughly enjoying the Pimm’s and cocktails," added Olive.

Benson House Care Home in Wallingford

Home Manager Cathy Deocadez oversaw a lively BBQ party in Benson House's garden. Team members dressed in national attire and guests enjoyed live music, garden games and a variety of food and drinks. The event brought together residents, relatives and the local community for a day of celebration.

Brooklyn House Care Home in Norfolk

Brooklyn House Care Home, managed by Rosalind Godfrey, kicked off the week with an open morning featuring coffee and cake. Highlights included a multicultural day with global cuisine, a quiz and chips night and a performance by Nick Stephenson. The week concluded with a community event at the Town Hall for D-Day celebrations.

Hawkhill House Care Home in Aberdeen

Hawkhill House Care Home, led by Mel Shearer, hosted "Caffeinated and Connected," an afternoon tea event with social workers and a representative from Alzheimer’s Scotland. The celebrations included a 1990s-themed BBQ with live music, a Spice Girls tribute performance and a cultural fair showcasing global talents and cuisines.

Horsell Lodge Care Home in Woking

Horsell Lodge Care Home held a week of events, including an exercise class, a visit from TV presenter Timmy Mallett and an afternoon tea with local dignitaries. The highlight was a 90s music performance by Hannah and the cutting of the cake by long-time resident Celia.

"I cannot thank the staff enough. This is my home and I feel I have 100 friends," said Celia.

Hillside Care Home in Suffolk

Maekhala Allan and her team at Hillside Care Home celebrated with a BBQ and summer desserts. Residents enjoyed the fresh air and later, an opera performance by Alice.

"It was a fantastic day. The staff work so hard to make these days enjoyable," commented a resident.

Castle View Care Home in Isle of Man

Castle View Care home, managed by Sam Koroma, started with a garden party featuring local performers and a fashion show. The week included a craft club making a giant birthday card and a dance party where residents shared their wisdom with the team.

Mellish House Care Home in Suffolk

Home Manager Maekhala Allan and her team at Mellish House Care Home hosted a summer BBQ with live music by Serena Williams. The event featured dancing, fun props, and a cake cutting, leaving residents and visitors with fond memories.

The Orchard Care Home in St Albans

The Orchard Care Home, led by Edwin Cabagui, held a summer tea party in the garden with relatives, care team and residents. The event featured a performance by Bethan and a delightful spread by the Chef.

As we celebrate 30 years of Caring Homes, we look forward to continuing to offer exceptional care and involvement in the community, ensuring every resident feels valued, supported and free to live life to the full.

The celebrations will continue throughout the year and we eagerly anticipate sharing more memorable moments with our residents, families and care teams as we mark our 30th anniversary. Stay tuned for upcoming events and join us in making this year truly special.

Would you like to learn more about the social events and activities we offer at Caring Homes? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or there’s anything you’d like to discuss further. You can also browse our website to find your nearest care home, arrange a visit, or simply explore life at our care and nursing homes!

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