Care Home Week 18: Focus on Balmer Care Homes
On Engagement day during Care Home Week 2018 we are delighted to hear from Balmer Care Homes about some recent occasions they have been actively engaging with their local communities.
In celebration of Care Home Week, Summerlee House changed the Annual Fete to a Vintage Afternoon Tea Party. This was an enormous success. It was great to see people spending good quality time with the residents and having good old tradition family fun. The ladies dressed for the occasion with fascinators and the men dressed with shirts and jackets. As well as afternoon tea, residents and families enjoyed some Prosecco and ice cream. Young children were also catered for with a bouncy castle and party bags. It was so good to see residents and families so relaxed, the sun also came out for us. Residents told us the day was fabulous and can’t wait until next year. Mr Balmer was delighted to see so many families and thanked people for their support. We are planning on inviting a vintage quartet to play music for the next year.
Croftbank House took part in the village community project in Uddingston. This involves creating a variety of visual art displays around the village. Croftbank house Staff, Residents, and relatives alongside Tree Tops and St Brides Nurseries embraced the Ethos of the craft bomb and created several art pieces that are displayed around the trees at Croftbank House.
The theme was 'Colour in fusion' and we were the rainbow colours, this enabled us to create a different vision for each tree using recycled items such as plastic bottles, old wellie boots, cans and tins, and involved lots of crochet, knitting and painting. More than this, the nursery children came into the home on a regular basis, two afternoons per week and together with residents and staff helped make the creations for the trees, whilst residents and children enjoyed each other's company. This will be an ongoing weekly treat for everyone.