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Fifties era tea room for Chilterns End
Published 25/05/14



A FIFTIES-themed tea room has opened at the Chilterns End care home in Henley.

The former activity room has been redecorated with posters, clocks, radios and other memorabilia from the decade.

It is stocked with coffee, cakes and a range of teas and will be open to residents every day. Those who are able can come in when they like and make a drink for themselves, their friends or visitors.

People with disabilities can ask a member of staff to help them.

Staff came up with the idea last Christmas and asked residents for ideas on how it should look. They bought most of the decorations from charity shops.

Henley’s deputy Mayor Jeni Wood visited to open the room on Monday.

She said: “I think it’s a brilliant idea. The home is very welcoming anyway and this makes it even more so.

“It reminds residents, particularly those with dementia, of an earlier time and the Fifties is very fashionable at the moment as well.

“It’s so bright and cheerful and it looks just like a film set from the Fifties.”

Resident Sis Reeves, 89, said: “It’s absolutely lovely. I think we’re very lucky to have something like this.”

Last year the home opened a Fifties lounge decorated with old furniture and objects including a dial telephone and typewriter.

It also created “Memory Lane”, a corridor filled with photos and artefacts from earlier decades.


Published 25/05/14

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