Bringing a taste of the commonwealth to Jarrow care home

A South Tyneside Care Home is throwing open its doors to the public to take them on a trip of the commonwealth.

Thursday, 19th April 2018, 6:00 am
Roseway Care Home is to host a open day. Residents Avis Coates and Harold Yeoman with staff Dawn Lion and Pauline Fraser

Roseway House in Wear Street, Jarrow, is hosting a special themed day for its residents, their family, friends and the public on Saturday.

From 11am, people walking through the doors will be able to sample a range of cultures with entertainment based on countries including Australia, Pakistan, Trinidad and Tobago.

The event has been organised by Dawn Lyon and Pauline Fraser as part of National Care Home Day.

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Throughout the day, they aim to complete the three Ps:

*Provide food to encourage conversation

*Persuade folk to move and mobilise

*Post materials around the home to tap into the memories of the Commonwealth.

A spokeswoman for Roseway House said: “The idea behind the day is to encourage local people to visit care homes on their community and to work together, to develop better relationships.

“This is something Roseway House is striving to achieve and the home is already becoming an active part within the community.”

The home will open its doors to the public from 11am with the event culminating in a carnival atmosphere style event.

Roseway House, run by Marioposa, provides nursing, residential, dementia and respite care with forty eight ensuite rooms for its residents.

National Care Home Day is now in its sixth year and aims to showcase the benefits of care homes to the public as well as help the home to forge stronger links to the community.

For information on the day, call Dawn or Pauline on 489 0200 or email [email protected]