17 June 2016
Fold Housing Association’s housing with care schemes across Northern Ireland are taking part in Care Home Open day on 17 June 2016
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.
Fiona McAnespie, Director of Care Services at Fold said, ‘’The open day is all about showing people what excellent care homes, such as Fold’s Housing with Care accommodation, are really about and how we can be at the centre of local communities, developing relationships across the generations.
‘’This important connection is something that the team’s at Fold have nurtured over the years. Many already act as a community hub, hosting summer and winter songs programme, craft classes and facilitate placements for Health and Social care students and information visits for local and overseas nursing students.
She concluded, “We’re keen to dispel any myths about care homes and Care Home Open Day gives us another opportunity to remind people that care homes in every community are filled with unique, intelligent and charming characters, and run by special people that really do care.’’
As part of the Care Home Open Day 2016, Fold’s Loughview (Holywood), Seven Oaks (Derry-Londonderry), Spelga Mews (Banbridge, Manor Court (Lurgan), Glenowen Court (Belfast) and Milbrook Court (Bangor) are hosting arts and crafts, pamper sessions, cake decoration activities and vintage tea parties. Everyone is welcome to drop in to meet staff and residents, see the excellent facilities and service on offer and hear first-hand what we are all about.
If you would like to visit Fold’s housing with care schemes, please feel free to just drop in:
Loughview, Holywood – Friday 17 June 2pm – 4pm & 23 June 2pm – 4pm
Seven Oaks, Derry/Londonderry –Friday 17 June 2pm – 6pm
Milbrook Court, Bangor – Friday 17 June 2pm – 4.30pm
Spelga Mews, Banbridge – 20 June 2pm – 6pm
Manor Court, Lurgan – 23 July 2pm – 4pm
Glenowen Court, Belfast -17 June 2pm – 4pm