Cowboy hats and checked shirts were the order of the day as Belmont House Nursing Home in Surrey celebrated a year of providing first-class nursing care to the local community with a Wild Wild West Party.
Belmont House, run by Caring Homes, is a purpose built nursing home in the principal town of Sutton. Offering the highest standards of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 60 elderly residents.
Home Manager Arthur Tanare said it has been a busy first year for the home and everyone had enjoyed celebrating with the local community. The event at the Worcester Road home welcomed about 75 guests who shared a BBQ and were entertained by Smokey Joe who got people dancing and singing.
“It has been a fantastic year for us and we have really got involved with the local community,” said Arthur.
Marjorie and Jim were the first two residents to move into Belmont House when it opened in July 2016 and from then on they haven’t looked back. The couple were asked to blow out the candles on the cake.
“We first saw the home when it was just half built,” explained Marjorie “And we pretty much made up our mind then.”
The couple – who celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at the home, have a son, a grandson and two great grandsons. They had lived nearby for almost 50 years – bringing up their family and accumulating a lifetime of memories. They now have two rooms at the care home, using one as a bedroom and the other as a living room. They are located on the ground floor so also have a patio area where they can sit outside.
“The day we moved in, from the moment we stepped out of the car and into reception I knew we had made the right decision,” laughed Marjorie. “I felt happy and have done ever since”
Home Manager Arthur added. “Our residents love living at Belmont House, a wonderful building which is entirely suited to their needs, and they are proud to call it home. It is also a great place to work with a real family atmosphere and the team here are looking forward to seeing what the next year brings.”