Sherrie’s Rovers Return at Hawthorns Aldridge
We had great pleasure in inviting Avery Ambassador Sherrie Hewson to Hawthorns Care Home, Aldridge on Friday 28th June to our National Care Home Open Day.
At Aldridge, we had a ‘Rovers Return’ themed afternoon as a nod to Sherrie’s Coronation Street days. In the Reception area, we set up a drinks table, complete with white table cloths and champagne flutes – we served bucks fizz to all visitors on arrival. To support the Arts in Care theme, our Well-being and Activities team set up an ‘arts and crafts’ table, exhibiting some of the work that our residents had worked on over the previous weeks; a beautiful patchwork quilt, pottery, origami art, painted glass work and decorated tiles. In our Activities Room, we had an art class underway, and again, lots of arts and crafts displayed exhibiting our residents’ work. On the main notice board in Reception, we displayed a selection of pictures of residents and staff, demonstrating daily life at the Hawthorns.
Sherrie also visited our Rovers Return pub, set up in the ground floor dining room and complete with a variety of beers. She greeted all our residents and visitors and talked about being an ambassador for Avery and how the wonderful staff work so hard. She shared her own story and wished that there had been the Avery quality of care home when she was looking for care for her mum.
Our chef made his very own ‘Betty’s Hot Pot’, which was served to everyone while Sherrie spoke with residents and happily had photos taken with everyone. She posed for photos with Walsall Mayor (Cllr Paul Bott) and Mayoress (Chris Bott) and local MP, Wendy Morton.
Drawing on the theme of the art again, we had a live comedy performance sketch by two amateur actors, collectively known as ‘The Wronguns’. One of the actors is a grandson of one of our residents. We also had live music from singing duo Street and Lane, who quickly had residents and staff on their feet dancing.
Michelle Barron, Customer Service Advisor for The Hawthorns Care Home, said: “There was a great atmosphere, the home was busy and vibrant. Sherrie was extremely charming and very generous with her time. It was clear to see that the residents were important to her as she made time for them all”.
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