Fantastic and Functional
The new extension has been added onto the original building, which dates back to 1540 and has been changing since that date. Mainly Georgian in character the latest addition adds a new chapter to the building and the home.
The extension is a fantastic addition adding:
- 7 new resident bedrooms
- A multi-purpose sitting area
- A safe enclosed sensory garden
Light, Bright and Beautiful
The multi-purpose sitting area is a beautiful, large, light room which greatly enhances the atmosphere and environment of the home. It is already being used for a variety of activities; musical events, local theatre groups putting on plays and it has a large screen for watching movies. It gives the residents another alternative out of the many communal rooms for sitting throughout the day and gives them an opportunity to look out on and experience the beautiful garden.
The addition of another sensory garden, which contain a greenhouse, raised planters and a variety of plants, allows the residents to enjoy the outside space. It has been built with the residents in mind, so they can move around it easily and safely.
A Grand Opening
The accommodation was opened by Mr. Don Briant, whose wife Joyce has been living in the home for the past 12 years, and Mrs. Iris Jordan, whose husband Ron lived in the home for over 6 years. Mr. Briant and Mrs. Jordan officially opened the new accommodation by cutting the red ribbon and Mr. Briant gave a short speech thanking the home for it’s individual care and support to all the residents for so many years and congratulating them on running an excellent nursing home.
Every gathered for the event enjoyed a special cake baked fo rthe vent by Paul the homes chef. Achampagne toast marked the finale
Personal Thank You’s
Special gifts and bouquets were given to Mr. Briant, Mrs. Jordan and Mrs. Jordan’s daughter, Mrs. Deborah Dawson, who has also been a great friend and support to the home for many years. Mrs. Dawson acts as an independent voice for the families, in the role of advocate, by running regular family meetings. A silver plaque was presented to mark the occasion, which is to be erected in the new accommodation to commemorate the special opening day.