Newton Mearns care home gets toes tapping during arty open day

Wellmeadow Lodge's summer event. Photo: Lenny Warren / Warren Media
Wellmeadow Lodge's summer event. Photo: Lenny Warren / Warren Media

There were celebrations all round when the team at a Glasgow care home invited the local community in for a day of art-themed fun and games.

The Care UK team at Wellmeadow Lodge care home on Meadow Way, Newton Mearns, welcomed local people to enjoy Care Home open day, a countrywide initiative set up to develop lasting relationships between care homes and local communities, and to dispel common myths about care home life.

Wellmeadow Lodge's summer event. Photo: Lenny Warren / Warren Media

Wellmeadow Lodge's summer event. Photo: Lenny Warren / Warren Media

This year’s theme celebrated the role of arts within care, which is important in encouraging residents’ self-expression, and helps to create meaningful experiences.

On the day, residents and visitors tapped their toes to live entertainment from Lyksid & Julie Max, alongside an art exhibition, showcasing residents’ paintings.

As part of a nationwide competition for all Care UK homes, Wellmeadow Lodge also developed a work of art in the lead up to the open day, which was showcased at the event.

Catherine Brannan, home manager at Wellmeadow Lodge, said: “We had a fantastic time celebrating Care Home open day at Wellmeadow Lodge. The residents really enjoyed showcasing their artistic skills, and it was brilliant to see so many of our neighbours come along for the party.

Wellmeadow Lodge's summer event. Photo: Lenny Warren / Warren Media

Wellmeadow Lodge's summer event. Photo: Lenny Warren / Warren Media

“Care Home open day is all about building bridges with our local community, and showing what life in a care home is really like. We would like to say a big thank you to the people of Glasgow for celebrating with us.”

Wellmeadow Lodge has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short term respite care.