Sunrise of Hale Barns Care Home Opens Pub in Memory Care Neighbourhood

Sunrise  |  July 1, 2020

Sunrise of Hale Barns care home has opened a bar within ‘Reminiscence’, its Memory Care Neighbourhood. This is a dedicated neighbourhood for residents living with dementia.

The new bar has been set up to emulate a traditional pub with bottle fridges, a working jukebox and beer pumps. The Sunrise of Hale Barns team in 'Reminiscence' run the bar, and the residents have ‘happy hour’ from 7pm-8pm. The bar was custom built and they serve a range of drinks in pint glasses, gin glasses and wine glasses. Residents also enjoy listening to their favourite songs on the jukebox.

For a lot of the residents, the pub was an integral part of their week in their younger years. Having this facility on site in their home has proved to be a fantastic way of lifting their spirits and encouraging interaction with their fellow residents.

Sharon Parkes, Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Hale Barns, said:

“Our new bar has been such a success amongst the residents, it’s so lovely they can use it to socialise. This also means they can re-live the days when going to their local pub was a real source of enjoyment, something that for many was embedded in their weekly routine and remembered with great fondness.

“The option of a bar onsite exemplifies the values we look to achieve for residents. Enabling choice and nurturing their spirit is hugely important in all the activities and facilities we provide.”

For more information about Sunrise of Hale Barns, click here: www.sunrisehalebarns.co.uk/