Residents and staff from Hambleton Grange care home in Thirsk opened their doors to the public for National Care Home Open Day last Friday.
The day is a UK wide initiative to help create lasting links between care home residents and their local communities by inviting people in to see what life in a care home is really like.
Far from the pre-conceived ideas of care settings in years gone by, visitors will find residents leading an active lifestyle, making new friends and even taking up additional hobbies.
This year’s theme for Care Home Open Day was ‘Celebration’ and Hambleton Grange invited the Mayor of Thirsk to join in with the celebrations and also to plant a rose bush in the gardens to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Mike Campling, home manager of Hambleton Grange, said, “Events such as Care Home Open Day are all about breaking down the barriers between care homes and the local community and connecting people.
“At Hambleton Grange we are really keen to develop relationships across the generations – our residents have so much to share, we could all learn a thing or two from them. Plus we love a celebration and whenever we get the chance for a party, we make the most of it!”