Gordon Lodge gets a facelift
Gordon Lodge is looking bright and airy these days after a significant refurbishment which has seen new lights installed, new carpet and a bright, white lick of paint.
The dining experience has also become more intimate for residents, with the dining area itself now smaller and cosier, and new tea and coffee making facilities installed where residents, friends and family can help themselves to a hot drink.
Heading outside, the courtyard has also had a revamp, with new shade sails installed to provide an appealing place for seniors and visitors alike to sit and enjoy the fresh air.
Angela Lowe, Gordon Lodge's Facility Manager, says the renovations have been particularly welcomed by residents who now have new carpet in their rooms, as well as new lighting and freshly painted walls.
"Everywhere is looking brighter, lighter and much more contemporary and we've had great feedback," says Angela.
"Our communal areas are much more appealing now, and the work undertaken to remove the old handrails has made the corridors feel so much wider.
"The work that's also been carried out to the lounges connected to both of our dining areas has also made the rooms feel much more like home, and residents are loving relaxing in the new space and catching up with the news before dinner.
Admin assistant, Jennine Sampson adds: "I think myself and all of my colleagues are really enjoying the fact that the area between our reception and the residents' lounge areas is more open as it keeps us all better connected."
Sue Morton adds that the Lodge has a much more homely feel following the work that's been undertaken.
"The work itself seemed to go very smoothly, and there's a real buzz amongst residents now everything's finished, and we have a really lovely environment to enjoy. Our friends and family have also really appreciated all of the improvements."