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Back in time for tea: Take a look at Broadwater Lodge's 50s kitchen-themed room

April 2nd 2019


Broadwater Lodge has converted a number of rooms into interactive, themed spaces for residents.

Broadwater Lodge 50s themed kitchen

The team at Broadwater Lodge worked with residents and their families to create six quirky areas, giving them a novel space in which to relax and spend time together. 

The first room has been transformed into a 1950s-inspired kitchen, complete with washing machine and sink, allowing residents to take a step back in time and experience their younger years. The kitchen leads into a 50s-style living room, with chairs and vintage-style furniture, designed to spark conversation and allow residents to reminisce. 

The team at Broadwater Lodge has also created a beach area in the home’s garden, complete with multicoloured huts, so residents can enjoy the sand between their toes and feel just like they are on Brighton beach when the weather gets warmer.  

A shoe cobblers has also been erected at the care home, with real life broken shoes supplied to allow residents to have a go cobbling them back together. A light corridor was also created for the residents, as they missed the Christmas lights when they were taken down. 

In addition to these, a ‘Thank You’ room has been made, which displays all the home’s awards and thank you letters from residents and relatives. Finally, a dog-themed room has been created to pay homage to our furry friends, and provide a pet-friendly environment for four-legged visitors to the home.  

Angela Bookham, home manager at Broadwater Lodge, said: “The themed areas, including our newly opened Thank You room and Light corridor, are wonderful additions to the care home. We had the resident’s input in creating these spaces, as it was vital that they would be areas for everyone to find valuable and enjoy. 

“We had a lot of fun coming up with ideas for the rooms, and the feedback from residents so far has been brilliant. The new rooms provide wonderful opportunities for reminiscence, which can have a powerful impact on older people’s mental health and wellbeing, especially those living with dementia.

“We are looking forward to using these interactive spaces on a daily basis, and residents are benefiting from the new environments already.”

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Broadwater Lodge in Farncombe, provides ‘Outstanding’- rated care from residential to award-winning specialist dementia care. At Broadwater Lodge there is always something to get involved in. A variety of spaces have been designed for relaxing and enjoying activities based on residents interests. We have created a pub, hair salon, sweet shop and even our very own farm with pigs, a miniature pony, rabbits and goats. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and holding multiple awards for our excellent dementia care, Broadwater Lodge ensures the highest level of care is given to your loved one in an environment where they can feel comfortable and safe.

Broadwater Lodge
Summers Road

0333 4343 006

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care