Residents and relatives at HC-One’s Fairview Care Home in Bannockburn were joined by Provost Mike Robbins and local councillors Violet Weir and Christine Simpson to celebrate the fourth annual Care Home Open Day.

Mike, Violet and Christine joined in with the fun activities taking place, as it opened its doors to the local community for the international day.

Fairview Care Home hosted a range of exciting activities in line with these year’s theme of ’Right Royal Blooming Great Tea Party’, including a tea party, bake sale and raffle, piper, highland dancers, musical entertainer and a presentation of certificates to our nursing assistants who have recently gone through a Care Assistant Development programme.

It was a day filled with fun and excitement, and a great opportunity for residents, their loved ones, and members of the local community to get together and get creative, whilst recognising the important work that care teams do, day in day out, to care for vulnerable members of our society.

As part of the celebrations HC-One homes across the country were also raising money for HC-One’s charity partner Marie Curie. Fairview raised £290.71.

Care Home Open Day is an international initiative aimed at all care homes in the UK and beyond, both big and small, private providers and those run by local authorities. Thousands of care homes take part each year, holding special activities that create strong and meaningful link across the generations, between residents and their local communities.

Fairview manager Clare Selbie said: "We enjoy opening the doors on Care Home Open Day for visitors to come in and to maintain community links. Our residents had a great time meeting new people and remaining part of the Bannockburn community."