Young and old enjoy picnic day

Thistle Hill care home in Knaresborough went all out for International Picnic Day on June 18 and embraced the great outdoors.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 2:19 pm

Residents and their guests from the Red Kite Nursery, were invited to pull up a rug and blanket in the home’s beautiful garden area.

Hampers, prepared at the home with ice cream cones and other sweet delights were packed to the brim for residents and children to enjoy together.

Mandy Scott General Manager at the home, said: “It was fabulous seeing the children from the nursery and it meant so much to our residents to see the children laughing and playing.

“We’ve decided to have more picnics this year. Even if it looks as though rain clouds are brewing.”
Angela, 83, a resident at the home said: “It’s been a fabulous afternoon and after everything that’s gone on in the past year, it was such a delight seeing the children again, it really made my day.”

Thistle Hill care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering personalised care across its care homes and hospitals. 

Thistle Hill care home provides residential care, nursing care and dementia care for 85 residents from respite care to long term stays.