On Friday 28th June The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney opened their doors for Care Home Open Day.

The day started by welcoming children from Cricklade Manor school who decorated plant pots with our residents before planting them with pretty flowers. Residents enjoyed spending time with the children and talking about how different times were when they were at school.

The Lakes had a fully packed day with the PAT (Pets as therapy) dog coming into the home to visit and for everyone to stroke and make a fuss of. A gallery was set up in the garden with wooden and metal sculptures from Anita at ‘Made in the shed’, residents and visitors could wander around the garden and spot the different art available. There was a lovely stall set up with handmade woollen items including baby clothes, blankets, bunting and dog beds.

In the afternoon The Lakes were joined by the ‘Wild woolly women’ who ran a wool sensory workshop, this was really well received by our residents and great for visitors to watch. The wild woolly women group taught residents about weaving and brought in some fleeces in their raw form.

The sun shone all day and The Lakes Care Centre look forward to welcoming the school children and all their visitors again soon.