Gracewell of Newbury opens Memory Care coffee shop and boutique


Gracewell of Newbury care home has opened its doors to its new Memory Care coffee shop and boutique.

The coffee shop will offer savoury treats made by the home’s award winning chef, as well as activities and the chance to contribute to a resident art gallery. The boutique will offer clothes, trinkets, hats, bags and accessories, along with a plan to sell creative cards designed by residents.

Evonne Burch, Home Admissions Advisor at Gracewell of Newbury, said: “We are delighted to open a new coffee shop and boutique at Gracewell of Newbury. We are always delighted to hear more about how we can develop different areas around the home, and we instantly thought that this project was a wonderful idea. Residents have already been enjoying both spaces and we love seeing the smiles on their faces.”

The coffee shop will also host Dementia Friends Information Sessions as part of a national Alzheimer’s Society initiative.

The dedicated spaces at the home are part of Gracewell of Newbury’s plan to make its Memory Care unit even more dementia-friendly, with the relaxed space of the coffee shop having been designed with the consideration of accessibility for those living with memory loss. Its cake display fridge is designed with light colours to make it easier for residents to choose what they would like to eat. There are also no hazard points and the space is wheelchair-friendly, ensuring that as many Newbury residents as possible can enjoy treating themselves to something in the boutique.

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