Staff and residents at Edward Moore House Residential Care Home recently celebrated the opening of their lovely new summer house, which was kindly donated by former resident, Raymond Simmons.
Beautifully refurbished and repainted by staff of the Trinity Road care home, the summer house now sits proudly in the garden, ready for use by residents and guests who can enjoy unwinding in the cosy seating area.
Raymond, who initially lived at the Society’s home in Maidstone, bought the summer house for the residents to enjoy, when the home closed, it moved to the Gravesend residential home, so it could still be enjoyed.
Kelly Town, senior carer at Edward Moore House, who previously worked at the Maidstone residential care home, commented: “I became very close to Raymond when I worked in Maidstone, he didn’t socialise much with the other residents and really enjoyed reading and watching documentaries. We would always chat after I finished my shift, he’d tell me his life stories and I helped him buy his lottery tickets and daily papers. Sadly, Raymond passed away but I am so pleased that his summer house is still being enjoyed, he would be delighted and his memory lives on.”
Kelly was joined by home manager, Christine Hutchinson, Trustee, Tony Searles and residents of the home, for an official opening of the summer house, which the team have been working on for the past few months. After Kelly said a few words, the residents enjoyed taking a look inside and are now looking forward to making use of their new retreat.