Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield care home has opened its very own bar.
Named The Royal Oak, the bar was opened by a socially distanced soiree where residents who reside on the first floor, the Memory Care Neighbourhood – a dedicated neighbourhood for residents living with dementia, got to choose a drink of their choice while enjoying cheese, biscuits and music.
Bringing a slice of Birmingham’s nightlife to Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield, the bar was donated to the home from a friend of a resident’s family member who owns a nightclub in the city.
The home had wanted to open a personalised bar for residents for some time but were unsure where to place it. However, the home decided that the first-floor balcony would be the perfect place for The Royal Oak, as it provides residents with a wonderful view of the Bowling Green and local Tennis Club.
Since opening, the bar has been well received by residents who can look forward to enjoying a range of activities at the bar in the coming weeks. Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield will also be opening The Royal Oak to other residents on different floors by inviting them to attend at allocated times.
Speaking of the new bar, Sarah Diamond, General Manager of Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield, said:
“I have wanted to have a bar here from the moment I arrived at Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield. We have a cinema, a hair and beauty salon, an activities lounge, stunning communal lounges, dining rooms, a beautiful bistro and the only thing that was missing was a pub!
“We have talked about it for years and, with the help of Jonathan Holyhead and our Maintenance Coordinator, we have finally made it happen. It looks fabulous and the residents have thoroughly enjoyed happy hour at our very own Royal Oak.”