It was a day to remember for the residents and guests of an Altrincham care home as they welcomed the MP for Altrincham and Sale West Sir Graham Brady and at the official opening of the home’s new coffee lounge.
Children from neighbouring Bright Horizons nursery, who regularly visit the home for intergenerational music therapy workshops with residents, also came along for the opening and sang songs for guests.
Sir Brady toured Allingham House with Home Manager Hamida Augustin before officially opening the lounge with a ribbon cutting.
The new coffee lounge at the home, which provides nursing, residential and dementia care, was created to offer a new communal space for residents and their families to socialise together. It features self-service tea and ground coffee making facilities to promote independence in residents and give the lounge a relaxed, homely feel.
The coffee lounge is the latest edition to the home’s facilities which, alongside lounges and dining rooms, also includes a bar, salon and a cinema room.
It is hoped that the coffee lounge will also be used for functions and events at the home, with French doors leading out to the home’s gardens for garden parties in the Summer months.
Home Manager of Allingham House Hamida Augustin, Said: “We were delighted to see so many people enjoying our new coffee lounge at the official opening. It was a real pleasure to welcome Sir Brady and the Bright Horizons nursery. We believe it’s important to provide comfort, variety and choice to our residents in their every day lives and we’re proud that our amenities reflect this.”
“Since the opening our coffee lounge has proved to be very popular with residents and families.”