Residents and staff at Walberton Place Care Home in Walberton near Arundel celebrated the care home’s second birthday with a Spanish themed fiesta party. Chef Manager Sergio Terrasini and the catering team created a delicious tapas buffet with spectacular birthday cake for everyone to enjoy. Entertainment was provided by Tony Parkins, Wellbeing Coordinator at Walberton Place. Tony’s background as a singer on cruise liners has been a great asset to the home, residents have appreciated having a professional entertainer on the staff team, especially whilst visiting restrictions have been in place. There was even authentic Andalusian Flamenco dancing with everyone joining in with the fun, shaking their maracas, singing and dancing.
“Over the last two years Walberton Place has become a key part of the local community here in Walberton.” said Home Manager Luis Maia. “We’ve hosted many dementia friends training sessions and built a close relationship with staff and children at Walberton and Binsted Church of England Primary School. It’s been wonderful to celebrate our birthday and we hope to welcome our local friends back very soon”.
Family and friends of residents sent in special video messages to say hello to their loved ones, thank the staff for all their hard work and wish Walberton Place a Happy 2nd Birthday. Residents enjoyed hearing the messages from their loved ones and watching a special video of highlights from the last two years at the care home compiled especially for the birthday party.
Walberton Place Care Home was opened by Chair of Walberton Parish Council, Suzanne Clark, on 25th April 2019. The opening event was attended by Mayor of Arundel Lucy Ashworth and over sixty people, including local GPs and health care professionals, members of community groups, schools and other services in the area.
Walberton Place Care Home was completely rebuilt on the site of a previous care facility. The residential and specialist dementia care home has 80 luxury en-suite bedrooms, with walk-in wet rooms. The interior décor in the beautifully furnished lounge and dining areas draws inspiration from the local area. The care home features its own ‘Honey Pot’ tearoom café, cinema room, ‘Elegance’ hairdressing salon, enclosed courtyard garden and ‘Horse & Jockey’ pub named in recognition of the local racecourse at Fontwell Park.