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Open Day celebrations at Colwyn Bay Care Home


Mrs Betsy Cutcheon from Merton Place raises a glass to toast the new royal baby

A Colwyn Bay care home has been celebrating recently – welcoming friends from the wider community to their Open Day and also raising a glass of bubbly to celebrate the birth of Prince Louis of Cambridge. 

Staff, residents and friends from the Merton Place home managed by Clwyd Alyn Housing Association in Pwllycrochan Avenue took part in the national UK Cares Homes Open Day event at the end of April to celebrate the vital part that care homes play in local communities.

“The theme of the day was celebrating links with the wider community which is something we really appreciate here at Merton Place,” said Activities Organiser Val Smith.

“We invited in friends from the local Scout organization and from the Princes Road Baptist Church as well as Members of the Clwyd Alyn Board. The catering team did us proud with some delicious home-made cakes and we were entertained in the sunshine by the ‘Woteva Uke’ ukulele band and ‘Wendy’ our favorite country singer.”

Christina Hale, manager at Merton Place added: “We welcome visitors to join us at any time, and it was lovely to be able to say thank you to so many in the wider community who regularly join us and feel like part of the Merton Place family.”

“We arrange a wide range of activities and events for residents, often based around suggestions and hobbies of the residents themselves, and as well as taking part in the national Care Homes Open Day event, residents also got together to toast the new royal baby with a glass of bubbly and send a congratulations card off to Prince Louis’ proud parents.”

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