Bexleyheath care home opens with a bang

News Shopper: Care home director Ameet Kotecha, Bexley Mayor Councillor Sharon Massey and wacky waiter James Hayden-Thomas Care home director Ameet Kotecha, Bexley Mayor Councillor Sharon Massey and wacky waiter James Hayden-Thomas

A BEXLEYHEATH care home has been unveiled by the Bexley Mayor complete with comedy waiters, singers and mouthwatering menus.

The Maples in Glynde Road was officially opened on February 13 with guest of honour Councillor Sharon Massey doing the honours.

Spoof waiters provided some entertainment along with some young singers such as 16-year-old Olivia Feancis-Akolo who gave a solo performance.

Students from Crook Log Primary School won a competition to name the home's various units.

Pupils received £100 plus book vouchers from the home after naming the units after flowers - poppy, daisy sunflower and rose.

Activities coordinator Phillip York said: “It went really well and we got great feedback.

“The comedy waiter was great and the food and the food and drink flowed.

“We also had pupils from Crook Log Primary School, Bexleyheath, come along which the residents loved.”

News Shopper: Bexleyheath care home opens with comedy waiters

The new facility, which provides residential, nursing and dementia care, boasts state-of-the-art adaptations.

There is a garden-themed room where residents and visitors can sample the mouth watering freshly baked pastries and the chef creates seasonal menus all from fresh, locally sourced produce.

The home also has an IT suite complete with Wi-Fi facilities so people can Skype and email friends and relatives.

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