Peterborough care home unveils new community

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Milton Lodge Official Opening

A new community has been officially unveiled at Ashlynn Grange Care Home, marking the completion of a year-long project to create a modern environment for current and future residents.

Family-run Athena Care Homes has invested more than £1m into refurbishing Milton Lodge, creating 42 modern bedrooms with ensuite toilets, spacious communal areas and a welcoming café area for residents and their guests.

Rooms have been finished to a high standard with media wall-style furniture and large TV screens. There is an Art Deco theme running throughout the community.

Premium rooms have accessible doors leading to the courtyard garden, allowing residents the freedom to enjoy the outside whenever they want.

The newly opened community means Ashlynn Grange can now cater for 153 residents, offering residential, nursing and dementia care.

The ribbon was officially cut by the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Peterborough, Nick Sandford and Bella Saltmarsh, on Tuesday, 21st March during an open afternoon attended by residents, their relatives and team members from Ashlynn Grange.

Singer Gabriella entertained residents and guests before the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress were given a tour of the new facilities, stopping to reminisce at some of the images of old Peterborough that have been displayed to rekindle memories of days gone by.

Mala Agarwal, Managing Director of Athena Care Homes, said on the day: “I am really excited to be here today opening Milton Lodge and meeting some of the new residents living in these first-class facilities.

“I am really proud of this unit, it is a fantastic, bright and modern environment which allows our team to provide tailored care to our residents, accommodating their needs and their wishes. I am absolutely sure the residents making Milton Lodge their home, are going to love living here”

Desiree Jooste, Registered Home Manager at Ashlynn Grange Care Home, said: “We are proud to be able to offer this newly-refurbished community for our residents and their relatives.

“We are also excited to be able to open it up to the wider community in Peterborough when we host awareness sessions and open days. We want everyone to be able to enjoy this welcoming space here at Ashlynn Grange.”

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Mala Agarwal and Desiree Jooste
Milton Lodge Official Opening
Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress cut the ribbon at Milton Lodge

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