Staff and residents at Elworth Grange care home, located on Booth Lane in Sandbach, have been celebrating as the state of the art care home reaches its first birthday since opening its door’s to residents last summer.
The team were thrilled to have special guest of honour, Dr. Hilary Jones, virtually launch the home last summer, crediting the excellent work of care teams across the UK for their commitment to providing the highest standards of care during such unprecedented times.
One year later, and Dr Hilary celebrated the milestone birthday with a special video message.
He said, ‘I want to wish you all a very happy birthday, I virtually joined you a year ago and where a great time was had by everybody at the opening ceremony. You had a super time at your opening day, with ice creams, beers and good food served in the rooftop bar. I only wish I could have been there.
Over the past year you have marked so many achievements so congratulations to the team on their 100% vaccination uptake amongst your staff, I think that is brilliant. Congratulations on welcoming new people to new homes and looking after them so well, keeping everyone healthy and happy – I think it is fabulous. And lastly congratulations as I hear your kitchen team just became regional finalists in the Ideal MasterChef competition too! I hope to see you all very soon and celebrate with all your staff and residents!’.
To mark the successes of their first year at Elworth Grange, residents have been reflecting on the many activities that have taken place over the past year and sharing messages of gratitude to staff.
Elworth Grange’s first resident, former sweet shop owner, Jean Smith, who cut the ceremonial opening ribbon on behalf of Dr Hilary, said, ‘Moving to Elworth Grange has given me a new lease of life. The team have been marvellous, from delicious food to fantastic entertainment and activities to superb care – I have really enjoyed my time here so far! I have made so many brilliant memories over the past year, it is hard to just pick one, but my 90th garden party stands out as a really special day for me!’.
Home Manager, Donna Cowell, who has 19 years of care industry experience, said, ‘It has been a real honour over the past year to welcome so many wonderful residents and staff to the Elworth Grange family. We pride ourselves in making a real difference to the lives of our residents and creating a great place to live. It has been brilliant to once again virtually welcome Dr Hilary to join us in celebrating our milestone birthday, our residents were thrilled to see his video message and we look forward to him visiting soon’.