Cof­fee shop and cinema opened in style

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A CINEMA hall and cof­fee shop were opened in­side a West Dray­ton care home dur­ing a day of cel­e­bra­tions.

Joan Bur­gin – The Bur­roughs’ old­est res­i­dent at 99 – cut the rib­bon mark­ing the of­fi­cial open­ing of the new ‘Re­gency’ cinema room on April 11, joined by her son, Gerry.

Res­i­dents Elsie Palmer, 84, and Jane Wil­son, 82, did the honours for the home’s new ‘Bizzy Lizzy’ cof­fee shop, to­gether with Su­san Bar­ber, daugh­ter of res­i­dent Rosina McCathy.

Janet Rob­son and Carol Han­cock, ac­tiv­i­ties co­or­di­na­tors at the Mill Road home, or­gan­ised an af­ter­noon of cel­e­bra­tions for res­i­dents and their fam­i­lies on the day.

The 1950s clas­sic Ok­la­homa was cho­sen as the first film to be screened in the new cinema, while live en­ter­tain­ment was pro­vided by lo­cal singer Mick Ryan.

Home manager Josephine Thomas said: “Ev­ery­one at The Bur­roughs is in­cred­i­bly ex­cited about the new cinema hall and cof­fee shop, and we wanted to take the op­por­tu­nity to com­mem­o­rate their of­fi­cial open­ing in style.

“It was im­por­tant to all of us that the res­i­dents and fam­i­lies who will be mak­ing the most of th­ese fan­tas­tic new fa­cil­i­ties should be at the heart of the cel­e­bra­tions, so Joan, Gerry, Elsie, Jane and Su­san were in­vited to per­form the all-im­por­tant rib­bon cut­tings.

“We are now look­ing for­ward to see­ing res­i­dents Left, the open­ing of the new cof­fee shop with Elsie Palmer, Sue Bar­ber, Jane Wil­son and Ca­role Han­cock. Be­low, Carol Han­cock, Janet Rabson, Josephine Thomas, Gerry Bur­gin and Joan Bur­gin open­ing the cinema room and their fam­i­lies spend­ing time to­gether watch­ing their favourite movies and shar­ing a box of pop­corn in the com­fort of the plush new Re­gency cinema, or catch­ing up over a leisurely cuppa and a slice of cake in the Bizzy Lizzy cof­fee shop.

“Th­ese won­der­ful new spa­ces will cer­tainly en­hance the daily ex­pe­ri­ences of res­i­dents, and will sup­port them in con­tin­u­ing to lead so­cia­ble, ac­tive and ful­filled lives.”

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