Coffee shop and cinema opened in style
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.”