The people of Ferndown were invited to celebrate the grand launch of the town’s newest care home, opened by the Mayor of Ferndown.
On Thursday 6th April, the local community enjoyed a host of entertainment at Ferndown Manor on Golf Links Road, as part of its opening celebrations.
The Care UK team was joined by Councillor Mike Parkes, Mayor of Ferndown, who cut the ribbon and officially opened the care home, with the help of the home’s first resident, Mrs June Judd. Guests were also treated to a special performance from the pupils’ choir of Ferndown First Primary School, who performed a number of Easter songs at the event.
There were plenty of fun activities for all the family and the home’s head chef, Scott Moore, held a special cooking demonstration, while the lifestyle lead, Sue Mudie, got everyone involved in arts and craft activities.
Mehdi Bedioui was on hand demonstrate the Tovertafel Magic Table, an interactive light game designed for people living with dementia, and Harry Worth, chairman of the Dementia Friendly Ferndown Steering Group took part in planting herbs in the homes raised beds with visitors and residents. Harpist, Siona Stockel, was also in attendance to provide entertainment throughout the day.
Those who attended also had the chance to meet the team at Ferndown Manor and take a tour of the care home, as well as enjoy a selection of tasty treats made by the home’s catering team.
Ferndown Manor home manager, Janet Lewis, said: “We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Ferndown to officially open the home and mark this important milestone. We would also like to thank the children from Ferndown First Primary School, Mehdi Bedjoui, the Dementia Friendly Ferndown Steering Group, and Siona Stockel for helping to make this such a special day.
“Our residents and their families are at the heart of everything we do, including the launch celebrations, and it was an enjoyable day for all. It was fantastic to welcome so many local people and special guests to Ferndown Manor. Our grand launch really was a day to remember.”