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RESIDENTS ARE ALL ABOARD CARE HOME RAILWAY STATION

Staff and residents at Bowbridge Court care home in Newark have been delighted to unveil the traditional British railway station, featuring facilities such as a bench seating area, classic luggage with a porter’s trolley and even bespoke decorations and signs to really get the feel of being track-side on the platform.

A care home has opened its own replica train station for residents to enjoy.

Staff and residents at Bowbridge Court care home in Newark have been delighted to unveil the traditional British railway station, featuring facilities such as a bench seating area, classic luggage with a porter’s trolley and even bespoke decorations and signs to really get the feel of being track-side on the platform.

The home has designed the countryside-themed station to provide a dedicated outlet for residents to reminisce on fond holiday memories and also to provide a wonderful space to relax, read and enjoy a cup of tea whist ‘travelling in style’ to wonderful locations across the UK.

The design and installation of the station has been a group effort, with residents and staff working together to decide on a theme as well as choosing the finer details, such as the realistic looking wall mural, during monthly committee meetings.

Residents and train enthusiasts Tony Smalley and Tom Parish were delighted with the new railway feature and have already spent lots of time at the station discussing trips they have taken throughout their lives. 

Tony said: “I am so impressed with how our new Bowbridge Station has turned out. The special extra touches the staff have included, such as the model train display, really were a brilliant extra touch! I have visited the railway room frequently and I am pleased to be able to share stories of my travels with the staff!”

Home Manager, Claire Gordon-Rundle, said: “I am so happy with how our latest renovation project has turned out. We have had so much fun building, designing and creating the space and to now see our residents enjoying the railway room is the icing on the cake! I am very proud of my team for helping to make this happen, it really is just another way our staff go above and beyond for their residents!”

Bowbridge Court, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential and dementia care home boasting a hair salon, cinema room and spacious lounges overlooking landscaped sensory gardens. 

www.idealcarehomes.co.uk

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