Arts theme for Care Home Open Day
May 14, 2019
With Care Home Open Day just around the corner on June 28, provider representative body Care England visited Appleby House in Epsom to see first hand the transformative effects that both art and music can have for care home residents.
As soon as I stepped through the door at Appleby House I could see the swathes of art on show,” said Care England policy and public affairs officer Rosanna Vellacott.
“It is a truly immersive art experience that demonstrates the role which creativity can have in lifting residents’ physical and emotional well being. Appleby’s use of art and music is indicative of their capacity in breaking down barriers and facilitating positive interactions between all people.”
Sylvie Silver, executive director at National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) said Care Home Open Day was a great opportunity to invite the local community in to homes to share the amazing work that goes on in them.
“Many will routinely display visual arts but far more creative activities happen every day,” said Sylvie.
“Knitting groups, poetry clubs and fine art discussions are just a few that I have seen recently. Lots will be happening on June 28 and I hope that the general public will make the most of this opportunity to make friends with their local home”.
- www.carehomeopenday.org.uk provides a suite of ideas for care homes allowing them to get creative on a small or big scale.