‘We had a fantastic day’ - Suffolk care home opens doors to the community for country and western fun

Staff, visitors and carers at the country and western party held at Care UK's Mills Meadow in Framli

Staff, visitors and carers at the country and western party held at Care UK's Mills Meadow in Framlingham. Picture: CARE UK - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk care home opened its doors for a celebration of country and western inspired fun – including live music, fancy dress and a barbecue.

Michelle Hubbard and Eileen Dennis at the country and western party held at Mills Meadow care home i

Michelle Hubbard and Eileen Dennis at the country and western party held at Mills Meadow care home in Framlingham. Picture: CARE UK - Credit: Care UK

Mills Meadow in Framlingham welcomed visitors as part of the nationwide Care Home Open Day to develop relationships with the wider community and dispel myths about care home life.

The Care UK team organised country and western themed fancy dress, live music from country rock singer Man in the Hat and a barbecue prepared by the home’s chefs.

Traditional games helped to raise £300 for the home’s Worry Cafe, which offers mental health support to people.

Marie Reeve, home manager at Mills Meadow, said: “We had a fantastic day celebrating Care Home Open Day with a difference this year. The residents all really enjoyed the country and western theme and getting dressed up for the occasion.”


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