Local MP visits Dale Park
care home for open day
RESIDENTS and relatives at HC-One's Dale Park Care Home in
Meols Cop, Southport were joined by local MP John Pugh to celebrate the 4th
annual:- 'Care Home Open Day.'
John Pugh MP joined in with the fun activities taking place at Dale Park Care
Home, as it opened its doors to the local community for the international open
day, complementing the home on the lively atmosphere and great music.
Dale Park Care Home hosted a range of exciting activities in line with this
year's theme of:- 'Right Royal Blooming Great Tea Party',
including:- music, provided by Jon Frankland, a true rock and roller playing in
the resident band at the Star Club in Hamburg in the 60's, he was good friends
with the Beatles and has played with Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and the Everley
brothers. Jon's wife Joan lives at Dale Park and Jon loves singing for Joan and
all the Residents and staff.
A local charity shop (Debra charity) set up in the garden so
Residents could shop and browse. A few ladies bought handbags and games. We also
had Ian Mitchell a Dementia Support Worker from the Alzheimer's society come to
talk to relatives and residents. After music from Jon we all enjoyed a wonderful
Royal buffet including canopies, sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and
French fancy cakes, with an endless supply of tea, wine, beer and lemonade.
The garden was decorated with bunting that residents had helped
to make and there was a tombola and plant/herb sale (plants grown from seed by
Residents as part of a fortnightly horticulture group)
It was a day filled with fun and excitement, and a great opportunity for
Residents, their loved ones, and members of the local community to get together
and get creative, whilst recognising the important work that care teams do, day
in day out, to care for vulnerable members of our society. As part of the
celebrations HC-One homes across the country were also raising money for
HC-One's charity partner Marie Curie. Dale Park Care Home raised £50 for the
Care Home Open Day is an international initiative aimed at all
care homes in the UK and beyond, both big and small, private providers and those
run by local authorities. Thousands of care homes take part each year, holding
special activities that create strong and meaningful link across the
generations, between Residents and their local communities.
HC-One Dale Park Care Home Manager, Carla Middleton, said:- "Everyone had
a wonderful day. We were delighted that MP John Pugh was able to visit the home,
meet with Residents and their families and enjoy the lively entertainment and
activities during the day."
HC-One Managing Director, Glen Mason, said:- "It is wonderful to see so
many Residents, staff and their families enjoying themselves at events like this
and welcoming the community into our care homes to see the kind care we provide