Elmsgrove Nursing Home in Chesterton, Cirencester begin new decorative scheme
Elmgrove Nursing Home resident James Morley, 92, takes a trip down memory lane in the new station reception.
RESIDENTS at a nursing home in Cirencester are all aboard a new decorative scheme encouraging fitness, activity and bringing back memories.
An autumn fair was recently held at Elmgrove Nursing Home and as well as traditional fair activities such as a tombola, hook a duck and a cake stall featuring, there was something rather unique to unveil. A train station room had been built as part of a new scheme called 'destination train station.' The scheme helps patients suffering from dementia to stay active and busy by moving from various destination points including a fitness room, a library, and most recently a train station.
Fair organiser Teresa Wheeler went to great lengths to organise the special room for residents: "We've made it look so realistic by putting brick wallpaper up, a bench in and even a chalk board showing train delays," she said. "We've even put a frame to look like a window looking out onto the old Cirencester railway. It's like a real waiting room and some residents have even said how romantic it is and how many memories it brings back."
A representative from First Great Western arrived to officially open the train station room and also donated two first class train tickets to the fair raffle.
The event raised £332.97 to go towards the residents amenity fund.
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