SOLIHULL’s Mayor and Mayoress were guests of honour at a celebration to mark the official unveiling of a major redevelopment programme at an Olton care home.
Councillor Norman Davies and his wife, Brenda met residents and enjoyed refreshments at the event at Brookvale Care Home on Warwick Road.
The occasion was organised to mark the completion of redevelopment work, costing in the region of £400,000, carried out to upgrade facilities for Brookvale’s 60 elderly residents and improve even further its standards of excellence in care.
The refurbishment scheme at the Heart of England Care Home includes remodelled bedrooms and lounge areas, upgraded bathrooms, kitchen and dining facilities, a new entrance porch and reception. All the windows have been replaced to make the building more energy efficient and a conservatory, overlooking the home’s extensive gardens has been built on to the back of the home.
The Mayor and Mayoress joined residents and their families in toasting the redevelopment’s completion, with Councillor Davies cutting a red ribbon to open the new-look home.
Phil Bell, general manager of Heart of England Care, said the event was a celebration of the successful completion of a scheme designed to further improve facilities for residents at Brookvale.
He added: “We wanted to celebrate. Our clients, who had input into the refurbishment scheme, enjoyed the occasion, as did their loved ones who attended.”
The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Norman Davies, said: “It is a pleasure to be celebrating the redevelopment of Brookvale Care Home. The new, modern facilities and the home’s friendly environment ensure residents remain happy and comfortable.”