The catering team was able to show off its skills when a new general residential care unit was opened at Dunmurry Manor care home for the elderly earlier this month, creating space for an additional 15 residents to reside at the home and receive round the clock care and support.
The official opening event was attended by current Dunmurry Manor care home residents, their families and friends, health and social care professionals, and visitors from the local area as well as broadcaster, Q Radio.
A buffet and refreshments were provided, as well as an entertainer in the form of regular visitor to the home, The Music Man. A sing-song and dance was enjoyed by residents during the relaxed function to mark the opening of the new wing, catering for non-dementia residents. The new facility has its own dining and lounge areas, plus access to the home’s sociable Life Café and outdoor gardens.
In addition to the newly opened area of the home – part of the Runwood Homes portfolio – Dunmurry Manor has capacity for 36 residents living with the effects of dementia and another 24 bedrooms for residents with dementia who require nursing care, all with shared communal spaces.