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Posted by: Caroline Hall, on 23/03/2015

Bexhill Care Home celebrates Open Day with pupils from Battle Abbey School

On Friday 16 June, residents and staff at Ardath care home in Bexhill enjoyed a day of celebrating friendship for National Care Home Open Day 2017.

A number of events took place throughout the day, which included children from Battle Abbey School singing to and chatting with the residents, followed by a picnic in the grounds. Both visitors and residents then enjoyed a cream tea in the afternoon with all the trimmings.

Councillor Abul Azad, Deputy Mayor of Bexhill, visited the home to chat with residents and staff; he said, “It was an honour to be invited as the Deputy Mayor of Bexhill at the open day of Ardath Care Home. Meeting with the residents and staff made me realise how important such care homes are.

“Our town is known for providing lifestyle facilities to the vulnerable, especially the elderly. I congratulate Sussex Housing & Care and all the supporters that have taken the initiative to launch this establishment.

Present also were students from Battle Abbey School, and it was a privilege to be amongst them.

I wish Ardath care home good luck and great success for many years to come.”

A resident at Ardath said, “It was a lovely day on Friday, it was a joy to have the children come in and sing to us, and I loved the fact that the children came round to speak to us. The afternoon was also enjoyable and it was nice to have such a good turnout of visitors to enjoy the weather, the music and the cake with us.”

Lindsey Sherwood, Care Home Manager at Ardath, thanked all involved for working so hard to make the day a success, “National Care Home Open Day was enjoyed by residents and staff at Ardath, and it was lovely to have community involvement in both the morning and afternoon events which we held.

“Many thanks to the children and the teachers at Battle Abbey Prep school for their time and the lovely songs; this was very much enjoyed by all of us.

“Thank you also to the Deputy Mayor for attending, his presence was welcome and our residents enjoyed meeting him.

Finally, I would like to thank all of the staff, families and friends who helped and supported us on this day. It is very fitting that the theme was friendship, as I feel this was very much felt by all of us throughout the day.”

To see all of the fantastic photos of the day please do take a look at our Facebook album here.

Please click here for further information about Ardath Care Home

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