Residents and members of staff at Langfield Nursing and Residential Home in Middleton officially opened the home’s new bar lounge in style with a visit from the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Councillor Richard Farnell.
The Middleton-based care home opened its doors and invited members of the public to join residents in a celebratory toast and to meet Councillor Farnell, who poured the first drink to mark the unveiling of the bar, which was built by the home’s maintenance man, Karl Pedley.
With donations from local brewery, JW Lees, and family members of residents, the open day featured ‘pub grub’ and entertainment by local care home singer, ‘Melissa’.
The name of the bar was revealed as The Pedley’s Arms at the event after being kept as a surprise by care home manager Anita Temperley, to recognise the hard work and hours that Karl had put into creating such a brilliant facility to enhance the lives of the residents.
Based on Wood Street in Langley, Langfield Care Centre is part of Bondcare St Andrews and provides nursing and residential care for up to 52 elderly residents.
Anita Temperley said: “The residents and their families really enjoyed the occasion and we cannot thank Karl enough for his hard work and dedication getting the bar up and running.
“It was an honour to welcome Councillor Richard Farnell to our care home and the residents really liked seeing him pour the first drink and enjoying their new bar.
“The residents were really looking forward to officially opening the new bar and the event gave people from the community the chance to visit the care home and see first-hand the different things we do here.
“I’m sure we’ll get a lot of pleasure out of the new addition to our home and members of the public are always welcome to pop in for a drink!”