Cooper House care home in Bradford, West Yorkshire, for older people requiring residential and nursing care, played host to the Lord Mayor who has officially reopened its café.
The café, which is located on the Balmoral Unit, will be a sociable area for residents and their families to visit, and enjoy a drink and food, and will become the location of weekly Friday coffee mornings.
The newly refurbished café was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Lord Mayor of Bradford – Keighley Central councillor Zafar Ali.
Employees, families and residents came together to mark the occasion with a buffet and music.
Set in a residential area of Bradford, the home provides residents with a peaceful rural environment. There is an enclosed garden where residents can relax and socialise with each other and their families and friends.
The home was built in 2009. The café will be run by staff and volunteers and will serve a varied menu which aims to cater to all residents.
Sarah Horner, Home Manager, said; “The café open day was a success.
“The housekeeping staff did an amazing job getting the room ready and serving all refreshments. Vida Corrieh, Deputy Manager, did a wonderful job in welcoming the Lord Mayor, she gave a lovely speech about how grateful we were that he visited and he stated our home had a lovely atmosphere, very pleasant staff and residents, and that the café would be an excellent addition to the home.'
“He then had a tour around the home with myself and Vida and was genuinely interested in dementia and told us about a dementia park opening soon in Keighley that we would find beneficial. He shook hands and spoke to all residents, and said he would be delighted to come back anytime.'
"We were delighted the local mayor could come and support the home and we were thrilled to open the café. It will be the hub of the home. It is a warm and comforting and lively place for residents and their families to relax and enjoy a tempting treat from our new look menu. We hope to see many residents and their families and friends visiting regularly.”
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