Care home staff, residents and guests were delighted when two local heroes, Kate Marshall and Amanda Woodcock, visited Deeping St James’ newest care facility to take part in a naming ceremony.
Local dementia support champion Kate Marshall, who manages the Square Hole Club for people affected by early onset dementia, unveiled a commemorative plaque at Braeburn Lodge on Braeburn Road to mark the official naming of the new care home.
Inspirational mother Amanda Woodcock, who is much admired in the local area,later planted a Braeburn apple tree in the home’s garden, a nod to home’s name which was chosen as the site was previously an apple orchard.
18 individuals have already moved into Braeburn Lodge and two of the first residents cut a cake to celebrate the naming ceremony. Guests and residents also enjoyed musical entertainment and speeches were given by Barchester’s CEO Dr Pete Calveley and the new home’s general manager Susan Scarlett.
Braeburn Lodgeopened its doors to residents at the end of January 2015. The care home provides quality care to the local area and offersnursing and residential care, as well as specialist dementia care in their Memory Lane Community.
Peter Banbridge, one of the residents who cut the celebratory cake, said: “Braeburn Lodge is a little piece of heaven on earth.”
Sue Scarlett, General Manager at Braeburn Lodge said: “It has been wonderful to formally celebrate the start of this journey and I hope that all our guests enjoyed the day as much as we did!
“The new facilities provide high quality care for 60 individuals, which is a huge boost to the local community’s care. There’s a lot of interest in this new home and the superb quality of care that we offer in a modern, purpose-built setting.”