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RESIDENTS ENJOY A TIPPLE IN NEW BAR

Care home Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield opens its own bar.

Care home Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield has opened its own bar. Named the Royal Oak, the bar was opened with a socially-distanced soiree. Residents living with dementia in the dedicated Memory Care Neighbourhood got to choose a drink of their choice while enjoying cheese, biscuits and music. 

Bringing a slice of Birmingham’s nightlife to Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield, the bar was donated by a friend of a resident’s family member who owns a nightclub in Birmingham. The home had wanted to open a personalised bar for residents for some time but were unsure where to place it. However, it was decided that the first-floor balcony would be the perfect place for The Royal Oak, as it provides residents with a wonderful view of the bowling green and local tennis club. 

Since opening, the bar has been well received by residents who can look forward to enjoying a range of activities in the coming weeks. Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield will also be opening The Royal Oak to other residents on different floors by inviting them to attend at allocated times. 

Sarah Diamond, General Manager of Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield, said: “I have wanted to have a bar here from the moment I arrived at Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield. We have a cinema, a hair and beauty salon, an activities lounge, stunning communal lounges, dining rooms, a beautiful bistro and the only thing that was missing was a pub.

“We have talked about it for years and, with the help of Jonathan Holyhead and our Maintenance Coordinator, we have finally made it happen. It looks fabulous and the residents have thoroughly enjoyed happy hour at our very own Royal Oak.”

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