East Grinstead care home gets toes tapping during arty open day

8 August 2019

There were celebrations all round when the team at an East Grinstead care home welcomed the local community in for a day of art-themed fun and games.

The Care UK team at Mill View on Sunnyside Close were joined by local people for Care Home Open Day, a countrywide initiative set up to develop lasting relationships between care homes and local communities, and to dispel common myths about care home life.

This year’s theme celebrated the role of arts within care, which is important in encouraging residents’ self-expression, and helps to create meaningful experiences.

On the day, residents and visitors polished their artistic skills with a pottery session, and tapped their feet to live entertainment from Creative Notes during a special music therapy session.

As part of a nationwide competition for all Care UK homes, Mill View also developed a work of art in the lead up to the open day, which was unveiled at the event.

Debbie Wheeler, home manager at Mill View, said: “Creative activities are important for people in care, whether it’s painting to help enhance hand-eye coordination, or simply reminiscing by putting on some music – the arts are a vital part of life here at Mill View.

“We’re pleased so many people from the local community joined us for Care Home Open Day. We always have a great time hosting this annual event and opening our doors to local people in East Grinstead to show them just how much fun you can have in a care home. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

Mill View has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full-time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, as well as short-term respite.

To find out more about Mill View, please contact customer relations manager, Amy Batchelor, on 01342 887 940 or email amy.batchelor@careuk.com

For more general information visit careuk.com/mill-view

To find out more about Care Home Open Day, please go to careuk.com/carehomeopenday