On Thursday 24th August, a small crowd gathered for the official unveiling of Stockmoor Lodge’s new ‘resident’.
The Stockmoor Stag, who’s yet to be given an official name, is the work of local Artist and Sculptor, Serena de la Hay. Serena is best known for her 12 metre Willow Man who overlooks the M5 motorway.
The stag now has pride of place in the garden of the Stockmoor Village care home and was unveiled by Somerset Care Group Chairman, Chris Davies. Joined by residents, family members, staff and representatives from the local Co-op store; Chris spoke highly of the team at Stockmoor Lodge and thanked them for providing the highest quality of care and support to the residents at the home. The stag soon became the topic of conversation with, with residents reminiscing and sharing stories of walks on Exmoor.
After the unveiling, everyone headed back into one of the lounges for tea, cheese and biscuits, and scones.
Speaking on the event, Stockmoor Lodge Manager, Barbara Lee said: “I would like to thank Serena de la Hay for creating our beautiful stag. He’s a lovely focal point and is talked about by all who visit. The unveiling event was really lovely; we’re so pleased that so many family members could join us to share the occasion.”
Stockmoor Lodge is Somerset Care’s newest care home and replaces the former Milton House in Bridgwater. The purpose-built care home provides nursing, residential and specialist dementia care, as well as short respite breaks and day care.
Photograph: Front to back (L-R) Somerset Care Group Chairman – Chris Davies, Somerset Care Group CEO – Jane Townson, Artist and Sculptor – Serena de la Hay and Stockmoor Lodge Manager – Barbara Lee. Stockmoor Lodge residents Margaret and Mary.