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Posted by: Lizzie Gurr, on 23/03/2015

Young and old celebrate national care home open day at Oakwood Court in Haywards Heath

Residents at Oakwood Court care home in Haywards Heath welcomed young people from Haywards Heath Cub, Scout and Brownie groups for national care home open day on Saturday 21 April.

Together, they enjoyed an intergenerational art project and made a large 3D birthday cake to support the national open day theme to ‘link communities’ and ‘celebrate the Queen’s birthday’.

Gladys Chamberlain, resident at Oakwood Court said: “It was good fun, making and painting a cake for the Queen. My children went to Brownies and Guides so it brought back fond memories seeing the young ones in their uniforms today.”

Edward, 12 from 1st Haywards Heath Scout Group said: “It’s been fun working together with everyone and we’ve made lots of people smile. It’s also been an opportunity to get to know people from other Brownies, Cubs and Scout groups who we haven’t met before. The cake is an inspirational piece of art, I think the Queen will love it!”

Donna Carlos, Care Home Manager of the Sussex Housing & Care owned home, said: “Our mission is to help people live their later lives to the full and today has very much supported this mission. Our residents have had a great time meeting local young people and we’re keen to continue to build meaningful relationships with the local community to enrich the lives of our residents. Today has been an opportunity to showcase Oakwood Court and see that it’s a friendly, happy and exciting place to be.”

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