On Saturday 22nd July, we held our first big open day event at our care home in Swindon since COVID-19.
We invited the whole community to come and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with us which included live music from the amazing Nicky Pearce and a classic car show which helped a resident's dream come true.
This resident and her husband used to own exactly the same model of a motorbike with a side passenger basket. It was very reminiscent for our resident to experience this as she had lots of amusing stories to share when she saw it pull up outside of Ridgeway Rise Care Home.
We also hosted a cake sale with delicious bakes kindly donated with love by our team members. They truly exceeded themselves by providing a variety of choices and flavour, and this contributed massively to our fundraising efforts for activities.
Guests were also served drinks and snacks from our refreshment stations as well as burgers and hot dogs.
Trev our Maintenance Manager very kindly built 'Trev's Arcade' which was comprised of game boards for target throw and an alcohol hoopla for our more mature visitors.
The children of the community also got involved and played, and everyone had such a great time sharing in laughter and conversation.
Local businesses also sponsored some of our raffle prizes and we would like to say a big thank you for their support.
We are also very grateful to Trevor, Len, and Barbara for bringing their classic vehicles.
Our open day was a huge success and we were delighted with the outcome, despite the weather changing our plans last minute.
It was a fantastic way for our residents to integrate with the local community, and it also gave small businesses the opportunity to set up stalls and showcase themsleves.
Events and activities such as these offer such enrichment to residents and we go above and beyond to ensure that we can continuously provide residents with a lifestyle where they can socialise with other like-minded individuals, pursue new interests, and take part in doing the things they have always loved to do.
Ridgeway Rise Care Home in Swindon is well known in the community for organising open events and inviting neighbours to be a part of the care home’s life. It’s a great way of showing the residents that they are still part of the community and showing those in our community the high standards of care and lifestyle we provide to residents.