Soon to be centenarian and resident, Betty Morton, was the VIP guest for the event at Bupa’s Quayside care home on Halley Street. She did the honour of cutting the ribbon and declaring the summerhouse officially open.
Staff and residents at the care home celebrated the opening with a garden party which including live music from local entertainers Karaoke Clowns, as well as snacks and refreshments.
Families, friends and residents will be able to take full advantage of the new feature during the summer months and beyond, and it has been particularly beneficial as an enjoyable space in which residents’ relatives can relax when visiting.
Carolyn McConville, Home Manager at Bupa’s Quayside care home, said: “The summerhouse is a lovely addition to the home and we’ve had great feedback from the residents and their families who have used the new space.
“At Bupa, we strive to create innovative and inspiring activities to provide the best quality of life for our residents and we believe this is the perfect way from them to socialise and enjoy the outdoors together.”