Rowanweald Residential and Nursing Home in Harrow has held an official ribbon-cutting reception to mark the imminent launch of two newly-refurbished care suites, which will open to new residents in the coming weeks.
Sanctuary Care, which runs the property, said the two new suites will provide residential dementia and nursing care.
Local mayor Krishna Suresh and children from the nearby St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School were invited to the launch, while a buffet and music and dancing from Tim Franklin was arranged.
The two new suites were also officially named following a competition which was open to the school and the team and residents in the home. Entries could either link with Harrow’s local heritage or mean something special to the home’s residents.
Winning the competition with the name ‘Oak Suite’ Thalia Jordan, pupil from St Teresa’s said: “I named it Oak Suite because oak is a symbol of wisdom and good health. I think it’s a good name because the people who will live there will be full of wisdom and I also think that they will deserve good health and wellbeing.”
The second suite was named by the home’s receptionist Julie Beckett, who named it ‘Magnolia Suite’ after the beautiful magnolia tree which is situated in the home’s courtyard, which many of the new rooms overlook.
Care home manager, Noreen Adedeji, said: “We were absolutely delighted to have the Lord Mayor of Harrow carry out the official ribbon cutting – it kick-started the celebrations off perfectly.”