Published: Thursday 24th June 2021
Cllr Sandra Barnes, Mayor of Gedling and Mayoral Consort, Peter Barnes, paid a special socially distanced visit to Nottingham’s newest luxury care home, Rivendell View, to officially welcome them to the community.
The Mayor took an exclusive tour of the brand new state of the art facilities available to residents at Rivendell View, including a plush cinema room, a luxurious Sky Bar with far-reaching views, a vintage tearoom complete with balcony area, hairdressing salon and airy botanical garden rooms leading onto spacious landscaped gardens.
To commemorate the visit, The Mayor planted a green apple tree in the garden for future residents to enjoy once it begins to fruit.
Cllr Barnes was particularly interested in the teams’ commitment to combatting loneliness in older people, as the care team explained how the dedicated Activity Co-ordinators will provide varied activities and social calendar that is tailored to each resident's interests and hobbies with the aim of helping them make new friends within the home.
Speaking after her visit, Cllr Barnes said, 'On behalf of myself and my husband Peter, I would like to thank everyone at Rivendell View very much for the lovely welcome to such a fantastic care home. I was thrilled to take a tour around the facilities and very proud to be able to plant a commemorative tree, I wish the whole team luck as you begin to welcome new residents.
During the tour, local children from Netherfield primary school presented the Mayor with hand-drawn cards depicting people from all over the community coming together. In the future, Rivendell View hopes to host many intergenerational events where the pupils will be able to make friends and learn from the residents and their rich life experiences.
Regional Director, Allison Boyle, said, ‘It has been wonderful having Cllr Barnes visit our beautiful home and to be able to discuss some of our key initiatives around the person-centred lifestyle delivered at Rivendell View. The tree Cllr Barnes planted is a fantastic addition to the home and is a great way to represent how Rivendell View will grow and develop into a blossoming part of the community.
Rivendell View is due to welcome its first residents in the next couple of weeks. For more information or to book a tour of the home, contact Samantha on 0113 385 3575 or live chat on the Ideal Carehomes website https://www.idealcarehomes.co.uk/. Once open, the team will be able to carry out an initial assessment for new residents within 24 hours of making an enquiry and help you or your loved one move to your new home as quickly and stress-free as possible. You can also keep up to date with the home via the Rivendell View official Facebook page @rivendellviewcarehome.