On Friday 31st October Julie officially opened an old-fashioned shop at Falstone Manor & Care Home, Roker. The shop will be used by residents and their families and will help to stimulate the memory of those living with dementia.
Staff at the Home have been working closely with Residents to design their very own corner shop which includes a sweets section comprising of traditional confectionary, a toiletries section and a section made up of vintage items, including games, old newspapers and magazines, tea pots and weighing scales.
HC-One Falstone Court and Manor Care Home Manger, Heather Knowles Sinclair, said:
“We are delighted to have opened our corner shop. It is a brilliant addition to Falstone Court and Manor and we hope that Residents, as well as their relatives and members of the local community, will enjoy using it.
“We would like to say a big thank you to all of those involved in making our corner shop a reality, and to Julie Elliott, MP, for cutting the ribbon!”