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Care home issues further invites after no-one turns up to "nip and natter" day

By Chris Hunter

Guests have again been invited to a care home after no-one turned up to a chat session with elderly residents.

Those living at Gardenia House in Temple Hill were looking forward to meeting some new faces when managers invited Dartford residents to a "nip and natter" day last month - but they were left with their own company when nobody turned up at all.

News of the poor turnout however prompted a huge response from members of the public asking to attend future open days, and managers have now organised two further events.

Care home manager Nigel Odd, with residents Cate (left) and Jean, reviewing the deluge of emails sent to Gardenia House. (14162936)
Care home manager Nigel Odd, with residents Cate (left) and Jean, reviewing the deluge of emails sent to Gardenia House. (14162936)

Dartford residents aged over 60 are invited to attend a Nip and Natter Coffee Morning on Wednesday August 28 from 10am to noon, offering the chance to chat and enjoy free tea, coffee and cakes.

And the care home says a further event has been organised specifically in response to the number of people who got in touch following Dartford Messenger and Kent Online coverage - with an open day planned for Saturday September 7.

The family open day will include fun for all ages, including a tombola raffle, stalls, games and face painting

"We would be delighted to see family and friends and would welcome the chance to see new faces from far and wide," states the care home poster. "Our staff and residents really look forward to meeting you!"

For further information email GardeniaHse@heritagecare.co.uk or call Gardenia House on 01322 290837.

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