Abbotswood Court Care Home

Romsey Community Unite for National Care Home Open Day

For National Care Home Open Day, Abbotswood Court opened its doors to bring the local community together for a day of family fun.

To celebrate National Care Home Open Day, Abbotswood Court Care Home in Romsey has united local Romsey residents, charities, businesses and community groups at a special family-friendly community event. The attendees came together to host stalls and participate in a range of entertaining activities. Abbotswood Court Care Home linked people from different cultures and backgrounds in celebration of the National Care Home Open Day’s 2018 theme, ‘Linking Communities’.

Among the entertainers and stall holders were a classic Punch and Judy show, HotchPotch Ukulele Band, Romsey Men’s Shed and Oasis Books. Solent Austin 7 Club introduced the public to Herbert Austin’s vintage cars and steam engine, whilst the Hobbs Rehabilitation team, Romsey Rapids and Romsey Arthritis Hydrotherapy Group demonstrated the benefits of sports and physical exercise for people of all ages.

The National Care Home Open Day event gave attendees an opportunity to interact and build connections, establishing new relationships in the community. Motivating communities to work together and care for the ageing population, the luxury care home provided attendees with the opportunity to meet staff, speak with the residents and see their modern facilities first hand.

Gemma Ridout-Bowden, General Manager of Abbotswood, said:

Through our National Care Home Open Day celebration, we managed to bring together a diversity of people from different backgrounds and professions. We would like to thank all those who attended and helped us deliver a memorable community day. We made a lot of new friends who we hope to see again very soon.

Kate Channing from Romsey Rapids said:

On behalf of the Romsey Rapids, I want to thank the organisers for inviting us to this fantastic event. We had a great time and we also got to give a preview of our toning suite which we highly recommend for the elderly and those who want to get back into fitness after suffering from illness or injury.

Graham Gowman from Romsey Men’s Shed said:

We were delighted to be involved in this great community occasion. Romsey Men’s Shed aims to reduce social isolation and promote active healthy lifestyles in later life so we were thrilled to take part in the day which also highlighted the importance of connecting with the community and being active together.

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