An air of celebration descended over Woodcot Lodge Care Home in Gosport on Thursday 16th June, as the home opened its doors and embraced Care Home Open Day, by holding its first ‘Ladies Day’ event.
Vickie Wylde, Home Manager, said: “We wanted to do something different for Care Home Open Day, so we thought what better than to embrace our very own ladies day.
“Everyone turned up in their finest racing outfits, and enjoyed a very sophisticated afternoon tea. We even showed the horse racing on a big screen, with people having the odd flutter. The afternoon was enjoyed by all. It was definitely a special resident experience.”
A relative of a resident at Woodcot Lodge said: “We had a lovely afternoon at the Royal Ascot Ladies Day. Tiffany, Karron-Ann and Rhonda (and lots of other staff too, I'm sure) put a lot of time and effort into making the afternoon very special. They paid a lot of attention to everyone, including the relatives, and put on a lovely spread for the afternoon tea. The room was set up really well, with the television being in place and I loved the Members Enclosure signs and fairy lights.”
Tiffany Myhill, Head of Housekeeping, was instrumental in organising this special day, and said: “Everyone enjoyed it, and a big thank you to Karron-Ann and Rhonda (Personal Activity Leaders), I couldn’t have done it without them”.
Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open their doors to their local communities. Events like the one at Woodcot Lodge Care Home in Gosport will help to create lasting links between the residents and their local community.
Care Home Open Day is all about showing people what care homes are really about and how they can be at the centre of the local community, developing relationships across the generations.
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Date published: 15 September 2017