Celebrations are underway at Meadow House Nursing Home in Swaffham, to mark the major milestone of reaching its 25th anniversary since it opened its doors on Norwich Road to provide dedicated care to people with a physical disability, specialising for those with multiple sclerosis.
A special presentation has been held, which was led by Graham Lomer, Director of the Healthcare Homes group which operates Meadow House. The presentation was to specifically thank 19 members of staff for their loyalty, as a result of them being at the home for 10 years or more – this includes Ray Ludford (manager), Sue Bayliss, Margaret Reilly, Lindsey Redfern and Julie Tillcock who have all worked at the home for over 20 years. The combined total of the 19 individuals’ loyal service tots up to 297 years.
Comments Graham Lomer: “It is a real honour to host the long service recognition presentation, to help mark the 25th anniversary for Meadow House. Since opening in 1989, the home has built up a fantastic reputation in the local and wider community for its high quality care and it is with thanks to the dedicated team for making this happen.”
In addition to the presentation, a host of celebrations are taking place, which includes fancy dress, a lunchtime barbeque and an afternoon of music and song. Residents, staff, friends and family members – including those of former residents – also joined in the anniversary celebrations.
Commenting on the anniversary, Ray Ludford, manager of Meadow House said: “They say time flies when you’re having fun and this certainly applies here at Meadow House. The entire team works hard to provide appropriate care to all residents and we have built up a great team of people that makes our work here highly rewarding. We are all really pleased to be celebrating the 25th anniversary with residents, their friends, family and wider community to mark this special occasion.”