Staff and residents at a Bampton based care home were joined by the Chairman of West Oxfordshire District Council for the unveiling of its Memory Lane dementia corridor.
Rosebank Care Home invited Councillor Norman MacRae in to cut the ribbon and declare the corridor officially open, before residents and their families admired the specially designed décor and took a tour of the newly opened Hair and Beauty Salon.
Resident Bea, commented: “It’s wonderful, I love having my nails painted and the curtains are so nice, the view reminds me of my garden.”
Another one of the home’s residents, Ruby, added: “It is really nice to walk down, I feel happy down here.”
The concept of Memory Lane was the suggestion of residents and staff following discussion with the home’s Lifestyle Support Team. Everyone was keen to create an area that offered visual and sensory awareness and a ‘time out’ area for reminiscence and relaxation.
Councillor Norman MacRae added: “The concept of Memory Lane was a truly inspirational idea and to actually see it in place is even better! I am sure the residents of Rosebank will find time spent in Memory Lane a stimulating and uplifting experience.”
Jane Roberts, owner, said: “It was a wonderful afternoon. Councillor MacRae was lovely and the residents really enjoyed meeting him and showing him around Rosebank.
“Memory Lane has been a long time in the planning, and our residents have enjoyed being part of developing it, as much as they are now all enjoying using it.”
The local community has played an important part in contributing to the design features of the corridor. Patricia Baker from The Holosophic Society UK donated a beautiful hand made wall hanging.
Rosebank offers residential and specialist care in a safe and happy environment in the heart of Bampton, with a special interest in helping people with all levels of memory impairment and dementia.