Step back in time at home open day

Alder House is taking part in the national Care Home Open Day next month.
Alder House is taking part in the national Care Home Open Day next month.

A Nuthall care home is taking part in a national day aimed at forging closer links between residential care facilities for older people and the local community.

Alder House care home, in Nottingham Road, is taking part in the Care Home Open Day on Friday 19th June, and will be inviting visitors to take a step back in time.

The idea behind the day is to encourage local people to visit care homes in their community and to work together to develop better relationships.

This connection is something the home has nurtured since opening in January, a spokesman said.

The home welcomes community groups and organisations and is always looking for more groups and schools to link with.

As part of the event, Alder House plans to host a 1950’s theme day.

Claire Harne, recreation and leisure organiser at the home, said: “We are aiming to have a whole host of activities throughout the day, including a 1950s theme.

“There will be exercise and dance session in the morning and a party afternoon with a candy floss machine, popcorn maker, fancy dress, ice-cream and musical entertainment.”

Home manager Jayne McErlean added: “Some people still have misconceptions about care homes so we are keen to dispel any myths and for people to come and have a look around, meet the staff and our residents.”

For more information on the open day, contact Jayne McErlean at the home on 0115 9758110.