Open Day 2019 Home of Compassion

It was a cool day compared to the rest of the week, but that worked in our favour at Home of Compassion in Thames Ditton, as we all had more energy to enjoy the wealth of activities on offer.  The sun did poke its head out by the afternoon and thankfully the rain was kept at bay so we could fully appreciate all the outside fun and games on offer. 

There was plenty of adventure on hand for those brave enough to step onto a Trishaw and whizz around the local streets and alleys courtesy of Tim and his Trishaw Bike Service.  A Trishaw similar to a rickshaw, except there are two seats at the front for the passengers and the rider sits behind them pedalling furiously away.  Except Tim has a motor to help him, which is cheating really, but we don’t mind.

Tim’s Trishaw maiden voyage had a couple of our ladies who produced squeals of delight and constant giggling.  And this made the queue even longer.  If we weren’t enjoying ourselves so much we might have felt sorry for Tim having to pedal so much. 

This set us up nicely for the rest of the day which included outdoor skittles, basketball and quoits and in the bistro Ludo proved by far the most popular game outdoing the snakes and ladder board and the playing cards.

We also thoroughly enjoyed the tennis ball Velcro darts board, which gave residents and staff a chance to take their aim and there were some surprising winners.

After an energetic morning, the afternoon was a more sedate affair and the dominoes, ludo and darts set up in the activity room which were largely ignored in favour of afternoon tea with lemonade and the essential cuppa with a slice of chef’s cake.  A white wine spritzer finished the afternoon off nicely.

All in all, a lovely day in a lovely location with lovely people.

Home of Compassion is dedicated to providing the highest level of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 71 elderly residents. The luxurious care home is set in delightful surroundings in the heart of Thames Ditton, with beautiful views over the river.

If you would like to find out more about life at Home of Compassion, our events and activities, or would like to arrange a visit to our home, please contact us on 0808 223 5406 or email

Home of Compassion

Home Manager

Avril Jones


58 High Street,
Thames Ditton,

0808 223 5406
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