On Friday 21st October 2011 residents and staff at Meresworth, our care home in Rickmansworth, hosted the grand opening of their new Best Friends Café.
These dedicated in-home areas are styled, furnished and equipped to provide our residents with a cafe environment in which to sit and chat with friends and family over tea, coffee and cakes. For residents living with dementia, these Best Friend Cafés complement our existing care initiatives by helping to bring more of the outside world into their daily lives.
The Meresworth Café was kindly opened by Councillor Whatley Smith who stayed with us for much of the day, chatting to residents and staff. Also present were Maria Ball, Chief Executive of Quantum Care and Alan Clarke, Chair of the Quantum Care Board.
After the opening ceremony staff and volunteers from The Friends of Meresworth served a range of refreshments including some fantastic pastries. The celebrations ended with a live performance from a visiting entertainer and a great deal of dancing and merrymaking by residents and staff alike.
For more information about the Best Friends Café at Meresworth please contact the home directly on 01923 714300.