We celebrated Care Home Open Week at Heathlands Village with visits from local schools and intergenerational activities between Village residents and pupils.

Care Home Open Week provides homes with the opportunity to show what they have to offer, their fantastic facilities, activities and services, and to remind their neighbours that they are there if they need support.

Two visits from Butterstile Primary school saw the pupils take part in spirited arts and crafts sessions with residents, with the picturesque Village garden providing the perfect setting for young visitors to blow off some steam under a baking Manchester sun.

Following their visit, we received a stack of beautiful thank you notes from the children who also recently held a cake-sale to raise money for The Fed. What a fabulous bunch!

A visit from King David Primary School offered the residents a chance to chat to pupils over a celebratory lunch in the Village’s Activity Centre, followed by a performance by school choir which had residents singing and dancing in their seats.

“It was fantastic to have all the children here visiting again,” said Nick Burgess, The Fed’s Activity Team Manager.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase what we do here at Heathlands Village to the children and their parents.”