A Grand Opening - Welcome to Keate Street!
We were delighted to welcome Reverend Beverley Jameson to Keate House on Monday 25th June where she cut the ribbon to open our newest development at the home - "Keate Street"!
"Keate Street" is the home's latest facility to bring the outdoors indoors is a simulated village street that includes a cinema, hair and beauty salon, sweet shop, street café and training room where all residents and their families can visit to enjoy some social time in a safe, accessible in-door setting.
Designed to encourage and promote independence for our elderly residents, Keate Street has a wonderful community feel to it. The walls have been painted with a simulated street setting showing a village florists, bakery, sweet shop and café as well as cinema signage. The brightly coloured artwork has been created by local artist Joanna Perry Murals and took two weeks to hand paint, the whole project taking 6 weeks to complete after initial design proposal were agreed.
Reverand Beverley was joined by residents, guests and staff as well as Avis Clarkson, founder of Keate House, who ran the home before her son Malcolm and the rest of the family took over after her retirement.
Director of Keate House, Malcolm Clarkson commented: “We are delighted with the newest development to the home. “Keate Street” adds a whole new dimension to an area of the home that needed to be updated and utilised more. Residents can be pampered and then visit our cinema after buying their sweets to enjoy an evening of fun watching the cinema classics we all know and love.”