Care Home Open Day, which took place on Friday 17 June, is a national day which aims to encourage lasting relationships between care homes and local communities and to break down myths by showcasing what a good care home looks like. The theme of the day this year was “Celebration”.
At Heathlands Village in Prestwich the day was marked fittingly, with a visit from King David Primary School year 6 pupils, led by their Head of Hebrew Studies, Mr Sammy Morhaim, to perform their play “Alex’s Barmitzvah” about a barmitzvah celebration. Parents and grandparents also came along to enjoy the production.
Deputy Activities Manager at Heathlands, Jennifer Berger, said
“We made our Care Home Open Day theme “Celebrating Community” and wanted to highlight the link between KD and The Fed, particularly our residents at Heathlands Village, and the benefits of bringing together two disparate communal organisations and people of totally different generations.
Over the past year the relationship between KD and The Fed has grown closer through the pilot GEMZ project which has seen small groups of Year 5 pupils visiting our residents during their lunch breaks.
Watching the interaction between them has been wonderful. Both residents and pupils have got a huge amount out of it and we’ll be continuing with the new intake of year 5 pupils in the coming academic year.