Residents and staff members at Coppice Lodge in Arnold have officially opened their brand-new tearoom, named in honour of a beloved carer who sadly passed away earlier in the year.
Lisa Smith was a domestic assistant at Coppice Lodge and had been part of the team for the past three years. When Lisa passed away in March, her family, and the residents and staff members in the home were devasted. 85-year-old resident, Patricia Wykes, said,
‘Lisa has been a friend to me for a long time, we have spent many hours chatting. I am absolutely heartbroken for her children and grandchildren; she really will be missed.’
Offering their condolences and support to the family, Coppice Lodge decided to honour Lisa by naming their new tearoom after her. The Home Manager at Coppice Lodge, Rachel Squire, said,
‘Lisa was such a huge part of the Coppice Lodge family, we wanted to make sure her memory lived on in the home.
‘Lisa’s Tearoom is a filled with bright colours to represent the beautiful person she was. It’s a space for residents and their families to enjoy quality time together, which we know Lisa would have loved.’
Lisa’s family joined the residents for the grand opening of Lisa’s Tearoom, where they shared their memories of Lisa over homemade cakes, canopes and a glass of fizz. Lisa’s daughter, Leanne Smith, said,
‘As a family we cannot thank Coppice Lodge enough for your love and support during this very difficult time. Mum was so excited for this tearoom and now it’s named after her. It’s a beautiful room for everyone to sit and remember mum.
‘This grand opening is a reflection of how truly remarkable you all are and how loved our mum is. Her legacy will live on forever.’
Lisa’s husband, Tony, added, ‘This has really touched our hearts, it’s a beautiful tribute to my beautiful wife.’
Every Friday from 9:00 until 12:00, Coppice Lodge are inviting their local community to Lisa’s Tearoom for their Coffee Morning. All are welcome to come along for a cuppa, a chat and some delicious treats.
For more information, call 0115 920 5906, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.idealcarehomes.co.uk.
Coppice Lodge, located on Coppice Road in Arnold, is a purpose-built, luxury residential and dementia care home with 64 ensuite bedrooms. With an all-inclusive fee offer designed to give residents peace of mind, it is rated good by the Care Quality Commission.