Care Home Open Day 2019 takes place on Friday 28th June and is 'Celebrating Arts in Care'. Here is a snapshot of what Oxfordshire is up to...
Care Home Open Day this year is on Friday the 28th of June and the theme is ‘Celebrating Arts in Care’. The day allows care homes across the country to open their doors to the public for a fun-filled event promoting interaction, experiences and memories for the residents in the homes.
Carehome.co.uk has noted that care homes are “incredibly creative communities”. The Care Home Open Day gives residents the opportunity to be part of a national event showcasing their hobbies, talents and enjoyment through painting, sculpture, photography, poetry, movement, drama and music. Any art form can be portrayed.
At OSJCT our county homes are busy preparing for the day. Here is a snapshot of Oxfordshire’s plans.
Chilterns Court – A local playgroup will be visiting the home for a sing-a-long and helping to support an arts and crafts project day.
Glebe House – Will be holding an art session in the morning to create a summer themed collage. The rest of the day will be all about music with karaoke, a volunteer guitarist coming to play in the afternoon and a taster musical instrument session.
Henry Cornish – The residents artwork will be display on the day and RAF Brize Norton will be joining on the day.
Isis House – Is holding a special ‘arty coffee morning’ for the Nippers & Slippers intergenerational playgroup and will also have the local school visit. Residents and the children will partake in arts and crafts throughout the day.
Lake House – Has invited the local school to come in and visit the residents for an art day.
Langford View – Is creating a big piece of art which the local community is invited to contribute to. There will be a fete at the home with refreshments, activities and stalls.
Larkrise – Will have an art exhibition by both residents and carers hopefully being opened by a member of the local town council. An afternoon tea party will be held and a ‘create your own masterpiece’ in the garden area.
Longlands is planning an arts and crafts day which includes painting plant pots and canvasses. Residents, families and the local community are invited to join and there will also be a cake sale and raffle.
Madley Park – Will be having a ‘rock and roll’ performance on the day.
Marston Court – Will be holding an art exhibition of residents’ work and will have a visit from a local music group and falconry to entertain all.
MeadowCroft – Has organised a local singer/guitarist and pianist to come into the home for a sing song. This will be followed by a display of art projects, poetry and knitting pieces. Also open to the community is a wander around the newly planted garden area which will be created in the month of June with the Rotary Club and local businesses.
The Meadows – Will be outdoors in their garden redesigning and painting their potting shed and cladding. They are hoping to have musicians to also come into the home on the day.
Old Station House – Will be holding a karaoke event alongside an art exhibition by the residents on the day.
Spencer Court – The residents will be creating a range of artwork in different mediums which will be hopefully displayed in a pop-up gallery in the local town of Woodstock. Further artwork will be shown in the home alongside refreshments for the local community.
Stirlings – Is creating a big mosaic with support from The Ray Collins Charitable Trust.
Townsend House – Has already started work with Creative Mojo as part of their national Tree of Life project. The home is painting colourful butterflies to go on their Tree of Celebration in the home. On the day there will be a BBQ, games and an entertainer performing.
Westgate – Is holding a barbecue and an expo of artwork by residents will be displayed.