Ash Tree House care home, situated on Warwick Drive in Hindley, recently hosted the grand-opening of their brand-new cinema room with the help of Coronation Street star, Kel Allen.
The grand-opening kicked off with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, performed by actress Kel Allen and daughter of former Ash Tree House resident, Carol Marsh.
Carol’s mother, Alma Clay, spent most of her time in Ash Tree House watching movies and listening to brass band music through the speakers.
Home Manager, Chris Durnan, said:
‘Alma used our cinema room as a living room. It was a place she could really relax, watching old favourites and listening to concert pieces we had saved.
‘Sadly, Alma passed away earlier this year, so to honour her memory, we have given the cinema room a makeover and had one of her poems framed to display in the new cinema room.
‘It meant a lot to us that Alma’s daughter, Carol, came to help us re-open the cinema room in Alma’s memory – Alma and Carol will always be part of the family at Ash Tree House.’
Residents and guests at the grand-opening enjoyed champagne and canapes while taking in the new décor, complete with a popcorn maker and comfortable arm chairs. Carol said,
‘During the nine years my mum lived at Ash Tree House, I have many happy memories of time spent chatting with her in the cinema room, singing and dancing to her favourite Glen Miller music. Hopefully residents will enjoy many happy times in the new cinema room just as mum and I did.’
Having spent the day looking round the care home, and speaking to staff and residents, Kel Allen said,
‘I’d just like to say a huge thank you to Ash Tree House for having me be a part of their special day opening the new cinema room.
‘It was an absolute pleasure meeting all of the amazing staff and the wonderful residents – what a beautiful home you have.’
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Ash Tree House care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential care home boasting a hair salon, cinema room and spacious lounges overlooking landscaped sensory gardens. All 60 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling staff to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible.