Greensleeves opens dementia care home in Kent

Mayor of Sevenoaks, Cllr Roderick Hogarth opens Lavender Field with (left to right), Chris Shaw, Chairman of Greensleeves Care, Paul Newman, Chief Executive of Greensleeves Care and Karen Cooper, Home Manager at Lavender Fields

Award winning charity Greensleeves Care has opened its Lavender Fields care home in Kent.

The Mayor of Sevenoaks, Cllr Roderick Hogarth, together with Chris Shaw, Chairman of Greensleeves Care, Paul Newman, Chief Executive of Greensleeves Care and Karen Cooper, Home Manager at Lavender Fields, attended the opening ceremony on Friday, November 16.

Paul said: “Greensleeves Care is delighted to have opened our 24th care home in Seal and we are now supporting well over 1,000 vulnerable, older people annually. With our neighbouring nursing home, Gloucester House in Sevenoaks, we are increasing our charitable impact in Kent by delivering nursing, dementia and residential care to the local community.

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“The home has got off to a great start, winning two awards at the Great British Care Awards. Thanks and congratulations go to the Home Manager, Karen Cooper, her amazing team and the local volunteers, supporters and contributors who have created such a vibrant community hub.”

During the launch guests were offered Virtual Dementia Tours and enjoyed playing with the Tovertafel (Magic Table), which is an interactive technology designed for people with later stage dementia.

As part of the local community, Lavender Fields sourced all of the supplies for the Grand Opening from local suppliers, including Wagamama restaurant and the Stretto Ensemble String Quartet from Sevenoaks, which entertained residents and guests.

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