Care home staff and guests were delighted when the Mayor of Sherborne, Councillor Jon Andrews officially opened Trinity Manor Care Home on Bradford Road.
The Mayor greeted Trinity Manor’s first resident, Dr Valerie Marrett, along with invited guests, and gave a speech before unveiling the plaque, marking the official opening on the 12th December 2019. This was followed by a cake cutting with Dr Valerie Marrett and a dove release to mark the special occasion. During the visit, guests were given tours of the home, and were treated to a selection of homemade canapés and mulled wine as well as live entertainment including an Opera Tenor performance and music from a local harpist.
The new home will provide high quality care for 64 individuals, and provide many new jobs within the Sherborne area.
The home has been fitted out by Barchester’s expert interior designers, with exquisite furnishings, contemporary decoration and state of the art facilities. The bright, airy and colourful surroundings provide a backdrop to Trinity Manor’s many amenities such as a café for residents and visitors to enjoy, a choice of lounges, Wi-Fi throughout, a private dining room, spa bathrooms with coloured lights and music for added relaxation, an in house hair salon and generously sized ensuite bedrooms with garden access for ground floor bedrooms. The home also offers a dedicated dementia care environment that will provide bespoke care for individuals who have various levels of dementia, including a homely kitchen area with specially adapted crockery to continue with life skills.
Trinity Manor’s Life Enrichment programme provides a choice of activities, events, entertainment and trips out to support resident well-being and to ensure there is always something to do and look forward to. This includes uniquely tailored sessions such as exercise, arts, crafts, baking, gardening, music reminiscence, films and much more. The home also has its own minibus to take residents on regular outings to various local attractions influenced by residents’ choices.
The dining at Trinity Manor is varied and all prepared fresh on the premises by a team of excellent chefs, ensuring that residents' needs are met with seasonal, nutritious dishes, including the classic dishes we all love to eat around the festive season. An alternative menu is always available to offer additional choice and freshly baked sweet treats are also on offer throughout the day in the café.
Sue Monger, General Manager at Trinity Manor said: “We live life through moments that become tomorrow’s memories and here at Trinity Manor we will be creating those happy memories where people will lead meaningful lives and where happiness, kindness and joy will shine through. I was humbled by our first resident and Ambassador Dr Valerie Marratt’s words when she visited the home and saw her room for the first time, she said ‘this is beyond my wildest dreams’. This did bring tears to my eyes.”
Sue continued: “Barchester brings over 25 years’ experience in expert care to Sherborne, which means residents and their relatives can feel safe in the knowledge that they are in trusted hands.”
The Mayor, Councillor Jon Andrews said at the event; “We are delighted and honoured that Barchester have created a new home to take care of our loved ones with the best quality care available. Moving into a care home is one of the bigger decisions we make in our lives so it’s a wonderful thing to have Trinity Manor join our town as they continue to build strong relationships and meaningful connections with residents and neighbours within Sherborne.”
The Mayor then went on to unveil the plaque on behalf of the town of Sherborne to a round of cheers and toasts.
To find out more please check out their website: barchester.com/trinitymanor