Oake Meadows, formally Sherford Manor, which is based on Wyvern road’, approached residents and staff to gather suggestions on new names for the home. The short list was then voted on by the residents.
Out of the many entries submitted, two names were clear favourites, Oake View and Meadow View. The team decided to compromise, and chose the name Oake Meadows.
Katrina Ball, Home Manager at Oake Meadows, has asked resident Valerie Rowland to cut the ribbon at the event, as a long-standing resident. She has lived at the home since June 2006.
Katrina Ball said: “The renaming of our care home marks a new stage in its history. It was important to us that we chose a new name through the people linked to it, to demonstrate its place in the community.
“Throughout the past 12 months, we have received a significant investment of £319,000 to update both the décor and facilities in the home, we were visited by the Mayor of Taunton Deane, and I joined as the home manager. At Oake Meadows, we are confident we will continue to build on the excellent reputation we have built over this period.”
Valerie Rowland said: “It was an absolute pleasure to be asked to cut the ribbon at the renaming ceremony for Oake Meadows. I have been very happy here for many years, and know I will be for many more to come.”
Oake Meadows Care Home is part of Larchwood Care and provides dementia, residential, nursing and day care for up to 105 elderly residents.