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Care home party strengthens links between residents and community in Ipswich

Asterbury Place resident Pauline Salmon at Care Home Open Day. Picture: ASTERBURY PLACE

Asterbury Place resident Pauline Salmon at Care Home Open Day. Picture: ASTERBURY PLACE

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Care home residents welcomed guests to a summer garden party.

Asterbury Place resident Irene Brendish at Care Home Open Day. Picture: ASTERBURY PLACEAsterbury Place resident Irene Brendish at Care Home Open Day. Picture: ASTERBURY PLACE

Asterbury Place, in Aster Road, Ipswich, invited local people to celebrate Care Home Open Day.

It was among thousands of care homes across the UK to take part in the annual initiative, aimed at challenging perceptions of care homes, connecting residents with the community, and developing relationships across generations.

Residents and visitors took part in a flower wreath workshop, painting and friendship bracelet making.

Entertainment included live music from the Ricochet Band and a cabaret performance from Ipswich School of Dancing.

Audrey King enjoying Care Home Open Day at Asterbury Place. Picture: ASTERBURY PLACEAudrey King enjoying Care Home Open Day at Asterbury Place. Picture: ASTERBURY PLACE

Angela Delarmente, deputy manager, said: “Our doors are always open, but Care Home Open Day is a particular highlight each year as it is a brilliant opportunity to showcase our home and celebrate with visitors, residents and colleagues.”

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