On Friday 28th June, care homes across the country participated in National Care Home Open Day. Families, friends and new residents are all welcome to look around the care home, meet the people who live there and take part in different activities.
Buchan House wanted to make sure their open day stood out from the rest and so invited the local primary school and members from the 1st team at Cambridge Rugby Club (CRUFC). The team at Buchan House are always keen to involve the community in what they do, and so invite different local groups to events they host at the care home.
On the day, there was a range of activities for guests, residents and family members to take part in, although lots of time was spent socialising and meeting new people. Before long, players from Cambridge Rugby Club turned up and certainly attracted a lot of attention. A reporter from the local paper had arrived with them to capture some pictures and learn more about Buchan House’s involvement with National Care Home Open Day.
Residents enjoyed speaking to the sportsman about competitions and matches they have coming up and learnt loads about the game. The CRUFC team showed a real interest in the lives of those living at Buchan House and took the time to pose for pictures and answer lots of questions.
Everyone who came along to Buchan House had a great day and thoroughly enjoyed taking part in National Care Home Open Day. To make the event even more special, the reporter wrote an article which appeared in the Cambridge Independent and featured pictures of residents and team members with the athletes.
We’d like to thank everyone who came along to Buchan House with special thanks going to St. Laurence Primary School and Cambridge Rugby Club. You all helped to make this a very special day and certainly one that will not be forgotten!