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National Care Home Open Day 16th June 2017

Care homes to celebrate friendship across local communities in 2017

We’re doing it all again! Care Home Open Day is taking place for the 5th time on 16th June 2017. 

As Care Home Open Day’s emphasis is on the importance of connecting with local communities, developing lasting relationships and encouraging intergenerational rapport, the theme for this year will be “Friendship” and as part of this year’s event, we will be celebrating Care Home Open Day in conjunction with The Big Lunch.

The Big Lunch, part of the Eden Project in Cornwall and an annual event, aims to get as many people as possible to share lunch together in an act of friendship that will encourage communities to connect and help to prevent isolation amongst those who may be living alone. It’s the perfect recipe for having fun with your neighbours, feeding community spirit and helping to build stronger neighbourhood connections – so fits in nicely with the Care Home Open Day ethos!

Care homes are encouraged to celebrate friendships that have developed between residents, families, friends and staff, as well as with their neighbours, to reinforce how they should be an integral part of their local community.

Good care homes do great things all year round and this one day is to highlight what you do within your local communities.

So, get your thinking caps on, get your residents, their families, staff and your friends in the local community involved in deciding what you would like to do for the day, and get planning!

To learn more about the day, please visit Care Home Open Day website: www.carehomeopenday.org.uk/

Twitter: @carehomeopenday #CHOD2017

Facebook: Care Home Open Day

To learn more about The Big Lunch, please visit http://www.thebiglunch.com

For more information on community engagement please read our MHL Community Engagement Bulletin which will offer you some top tips, resources and great stories direct from Care homes.

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