On June 8th, Eden Manor care home in Carlisle held an official launch event after being acquired from Angela Swift Developments earlier this year.
The care team welcomed family, friends and healthcare professionals to enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music from a local harpist, delicious refreshments and tours of the beautiful home.
The recently elected mayor, Councillor Abdul Harid, was photographed alongside Lovett Care CEO Keith Crockett and Angela Swift, expressing his admiration for the top-notch amenities at Eden Manor. He emphasised that the opening of this facility is a significant investment in the city, and having places like this in Carlisle is crucial to ensure that everyone in the local community receives proper care.
Donna Laird, the newly promoted regional manager for Lovett Care, spoke to visitors and said, “What makes a house a home is the incredible team and the people who live there,”
“The home is a wonderful environment, and we are very lucky to be able to offer such a wonderful place for people to enjoy during their later years. Staffing levels are at full strength, and we haven’t experienced any recruitment challenges.”
During the launch, the home initiated a campaign to find a local hero who had dedicated their time selflessly to make a difference. Numerous nominations were received, but one person stood out among them.
Mrs Florence (Ann) McGladdery was a midwife in Carlisle for years. She continues to support Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw by being one of their earliest volunteers, selling raffle tickets, helping at events, street collecting and more.
Eden Valley Hospice said, “We appreciate all the ways you have supported such an important part of our community, and we can’t thank you enough.”
Many at the hospice remember wonderful times with Ann and how she always brightens up the room with her smile. Her loyalty and devotion don’t go unnoticed and make a real difference!
Ann moved to Eden Manor Care Home and has settled into her new life, continuing to support the hospice.