Burlington Care’s residential home, York House in Dewsbury hosted a fun-filled Care Home Open Day on Friday 28th June.
Sarah, Activity Coordinator and care staff excelled themselves by filling the care home with toddlers and local school children.
Paula Sherriff MP, Kirklees Deputy Mayor and his wife, Councillor Nigel Patrick and Judith and lots of relatives and friends of the care home also attended.
All were supporting Care Home Open Day and raising awareness to care homes and social care across the Kirklees area and the rest of the UK.
There were lots of garden activities, crafting and biscuit decoration alongside the newly formed choir, York House Singers, which is open to the community, friends and loved ones of the home and run by a member of the care team.
Sarah undertook the task of preparing the garden for the little ones and the craft tables to keep the older children amused, as well as organising the strawberries and delicious treats for after the singing.
The little ones were all from Nik Nik’s – Childcare, which is soon to open as a day nursery.
Paula Sherriff had a lengthy chat with resident Edna. Edna talked about where she used to live with her family and the job she had.
Paula commented; ‘I loved decorating gingerbread men and singing Que Sera and White Cliffs of Dover with Edna and the other residents’.
The older children from Eastborough Junior Infant and Nursery School enjoyed the trip out and left filling their faces with buns. A treat for the long walk back to school.
The Deputy Mayor commented on the singing and his invitation; ‘It’s been an absolute pleasure to meet everyone and see all the hard work that goes on in the home’.
Home manager Rachel Beech said; ‘Wow, what a turnout. We’ve put York House on the map today!’.
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