Following the opening of new homes in Bromsgrove and Horndean earlier this year, local people in the West Midlands were recently invited to celebrate the grand launch of Care UK’s newest care home.
Mercia Grange in Sutton Coldfield is the third Care UK home to open this year with another two in Windsor and Edinburgh on track to also receive their first residents before Christmas.
The care home team at Mercia Grange was joined by the Mayor of the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, Derrick Griffin, who cut the ribbon alongside the care home’s first resident Raymond Meacheam, and Care UK’s operations director, Geoff Edwards.
Guests were entertained by local 1940s singer, Lula May, and a Glenn Miller tribute band, as well as professional magician, Russ Styler. There were plenty of activities for all, including pet therapy, a special baking demonstration, and a trip to the movies in the cinema room.
Mercia Grange home manager, Shirley Gibbs, said: “We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Royal Sutton Coldfield, Derrick Griffin, to officially open the home and mark this important milestone. We would also like to thank Ray, the residents and everyone who visited and helped make this such a special day.
“Since we opened the doors to Mercia Grange, the residents and their families have been at the heart of everything we do. It was fantastic to welcome so many local people to the home, our grand launch really was a day to remember.”
Those who attended the event also had the chance to meet the team at Mercia Grange and take a tour of the luxury care home, as well as enjoy a selection of tasty treats made by the home’s own chefs.
Mercia Grange is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, nursing, dementia, and short-term respite care. The new three-storey care home has been designed to enable its 67 residents to live active and fulfilled lives, whilst also promoting their independence. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café.
Care UK development managers expect to open another 18 new homes over the next two years in locations varying from Chester to Woking, Bristol to Whitstable.