Residents at a Bury St Edmunds care home have enjoyed a summer garden party with townspeople.
Davers Court, in Shakers Lane, was one of thousands of care homes nationwide to celebrate Care Home Open Day on June 16.
The annual initiative aims to challenge perceptions of care homes by connecting residents with more people in their community and developing relationships across the generations.
Residents and visitors enjoyed a glass of Pimms, a summer barbecue and cream tea on the lawn, while entertainment from ‘Now N Then’ got them into the party spirit with classics from the 50s and 60s.
Visitors were also encouraged to compete against the care team in the home’s sports day event which included a hoola-hooping contest and an egg and spoon race.
Wendy Harvey, Davers Court home manager, said: “Our doors are always open, but Care Home Open Day is a particular highlight each year as it is a brilliant opportunity to showcase our home and celebrate with visitors, residents and colleagues alike.
“This year’s event was a real success, and everyone enjoyed getting involved in the activities and building on our links within the local community.
“We hope that all our visitors enjoyed themselves as much as we did and look forward to welcoming them back to the home for events in the future.”
People attending the event were also able to pick up a copy of the home’s latest guide, A Helping Hand, which can be downloaded at www.careuk.com/helpinghand.