St Helens care home unveils vintage parlour to trigger memories of yester year


Lymewood Court-care industry newsLymewood Court care home in St Helens has unveiled its new vintage parlour to help trigger residents’ memories of yester year.


The parlour at the home is full of special old-fashioned items, including an 83-year-old grand piano and a 1950’s stereogram for the residents to enjoy.


The room has already been praised by residents and their visitors, with one resident’s friend saying: “I have just spent the most pleasant afternoon visiting my dear friend who is a resident. What a lovely idea the room is, especially being able to listen to all the old war songs on DVDs. Even though my friend suffers from dementia, it is unbelievable how she sang and remembered all the words to the songs. Thank you all.”

Based on Piele Road, Lymewood Court is part of St Andrews Care Group, which is operated by Care Living, and provides nursing care for up to 46 elderly residents.

Carol Morley said: “We are really pleased with how the vintage-style parlour room is looking. It has been a fantastic addition to the home, with many residents spending time in the parlour, reminiscing and discussing their treasured memories.

“We are always looking to source more objects to enrich the residents’ experience and would really appreciate it if anyone would be able to donate items. They are fantastic to help re-kindle residents’ fond long term memories and it is very emotional to sit with the residents who have dementia and discuss their pasts.”


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