Residents and staff at Quantum Care’s Meresworth care home in Rickmansworth have celebrated the reopening of their Day Care Centre.
Councillor Phil Williams, Chair of Three Rivers District Council, cut the ribbon to officially mark the relaunch.
He said: “I am delighted to have been invited to open the Meresworth care home officially. It is warming to note that residents can continue to utilise these facilities. Thanks to the Kier Foundation for their support in refurbishing the centre and the fantastic work done by all the contractors who volunteered and provided free materials.”
The Day Care Centre was refurbished by Kier, who were funded by a grant from the Kier Foundation, an independently registered charity which supports charitable causes close to the hearts of their employees and the communities in which they operate.
Refurbishment work, which was carried out free of charge by Kier, included a new kitchen, new flooring, furniture and decoration for the Day Care members to enjoy.
The centre provides specialist day care services to elderly people living in the area. Members enjoy group activities, including baking and quizzes, and are encouraged to meet and interact with new people. Staff are also trained to provide specialist care for those living with dementia and support to members with physical disabilities.
Maria Ball, Quantum Care’s Chief Executive, said: “We see how important Day Care Centres like Meresworth’s are for the people who attend them. Day Centres help reduce loneliness and increase health and wellbeing amongst the elderly, some of whom would go without company or care if it wasn’t for centres like these.
“That is why we are so grateful to the Quantum Care staff team, Kier and all the contractors involved for helping us make Meresworth Day Care Centre even more welcoming for our members. It is clear how much this place means to our local community and how happy this refurbishment has made the people who attend. Thank you for your hard work and generosity.”