Horsell Lodge Care Home Celebrates A New Grand Opening

2nd August 2023

Horsell Lodge Care Home recently had cause for celebration with the grand opening of Grandma's Cottage. Unveiled by Woking local Councillor and Mayor, Ilyas Raja, Grandma's Cottage represents the combined efforts of a fantastic resident-run initiative. From selecting the decor to determining the facilities within the cottage, residents from Horsell Lodge were involved in every aspect of the project’s creation.

Grandma’s Cottage At Horsell Lodge Care Home

Grandma’s Cottage was originally a simple maintenance shed at the rear of the nursing home. Rather than being destroyed, however, the team at Horsell Lodge decided it should be transformed into a place the residents could use as their own. Through the vision and dedication of our amazing residents, the ‘shed’ is now unrecognisable as a fully functioning kitchen and toilet facility.

One of the most touching features of Grandma's Cottage is the serene memorial garden, accessible via the nursing home’s Cottage Path. This thoughtful addition offers residents a peaceful area where they can cherish the memories of their loved ones, or simply reflect in tranquil surroundings.

A Day Of Celebration

Leading the heartwarming event was Home Manager, Julie Bignell. She was also joined by residents, their families, and team members of Horsell Lodge Care Home, all of whom played their part in making the day such a success. During the celebrations, guests were treated to musical performances from the local school, Jubilee High School, which were very well received by all.

Julie Bignell, expressing her delight and enthusiasm surrounding Grandma’s Cottage, had this to say: "We are immensely proud to witness the grand opening of Grandma's Cottage, which embodies the spirit and creativity of the people who live here while showcasing the strong relationship between the residents and our team.

"This project is an example of the core values of Horsell Lodge – empowering residents, fostering a sense of belonging, and providing a space where cherished memories are made and treasured. Grandma’s Cottage is a project that has given residents a deep sense of community that was formed thanks to the power of collaboration from all here at Horsell Lodge Care Home.”

Our Delightful Care Home In Surrey

The wonderful surroundings at Horsell Lodge are matched by the exceptional standard of care our team brings to residents. We love learning as much as we can about the people we care for, ensuring each resident’s time is tailored to their individual needs, interests, and preferences. This can be as small as knowing when they like to wake up, to how they like their tea, and everything in between.

For more information about our charming nursing home in Surrey, please visit Horsell Lodge Care Home’s page. Here you can learn what a typical day-to-day life as a resident looks like, as well as explore some of the nursing home’s fantastic facilities and services. You can also find information on our other care homes, as well as similar articles and celebrations, by exploring our site. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to learn more!

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