Tea room is a blast from the past

Activities Co-ordinator Debbie Wilkes (left) pours tea for (left to right) resident Mary Gray 100 her daughter Mary Crosby and fellow resident Ann Jenkinson (76) in the Tea Room at Queens Meadow Care Home. Picture by FRANK REID
Activities Co-ordinator Debbie Wilkes (left) pours tea for (left to right) resident Mary Gray 100 her daughter Mary Crosby and fellow resident Ann Jenkinson (76) in the Tea Room at Queens Meadow Care Home. Picture by FRANK REID
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A Hartlepool care home has opened a tea room to give residents a chance to reminisce.

Queen Meadow Care Home, in Stockton Road, has opened a tea room called Reminisce Tea Room on its premises, to give elderly residents the chances to think about their past.

The project was organised by Debbie Wilkes from the home, in the hopes it will give residents the chance to be nostalgic.

Debbie said the tea room has been a success with residents.

She said:“We had resident Mary Gray – who turned 100 in February – officially opening the tea room, as we thought it would make it more personal to residents.

“The tea room was officially opened on World Scone and Tea Day last month.

“The idea behind the tea room is to give residents the chance to reminisce and we have filled it with nostalgic artefacts that I had been collecting.”