AS you may be aware, on Friday, June 26, we would have marked the annual, nationwide care home open day by inviting everyone living in Bournemouth to join us at Meyrick Rise Care Home to celebrate this day.

Unfortunately, this won’t be possible this year. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, we’ve taken extraordinary measures to safeguard the safety and wellbeing of our residents in the face of this devastating pandemic. And this Friday will be no different, so we will continue to have in place restricted visitation and will therefore we will not be able to invite the community to Meyrick Rise Care Home.

Instead, we want to say a big thank you as over these past few weeks, we have been overwhelmed by all the kindness shown by so many in our local community and by our residents’ families. We have a fantastic team here and our residents are coping very well under the circumstances but the community support shown is really helping us to get through these difficult times together.

As a way of thanking everyone in the community, we have prepared wildflower seeds as a symbol of our appreciation and hope for the future. The seeds will be placed outside the entrance to our home from Friday June 26 and we invite everyone to please come along and take one –as a small gift from us to the community.

We want to say a big thank you and hope that next year we’ll see you all at Meyrick Rise Care Home to celebrate Care Home Open Day together and continue to build the community that has supported us so wonderfully.


Home manager Meyrick Rise Care Home, Branksome Wood Road, Bournemouth