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Care home opens bar for residents and visitors


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Cathay free bar manageress Elaine Crawford with 91-year-old resident George Garroee. Maintenance man Charlie Davidson (right) serves the drinks while activity co-ordinator Beverley Crawford (third centre) and other patrons wait.
Cathay free bar manageress Elaine Crawford with 91-year-old resident George Garroee. Maintenance man Charlie Davidson (right) serves the drinks while activity co-ordinator Beverley Crawford (third centre) and other patrons wait.

A COMMUNITY residence for older people has opened an unusual new attraction.

Residents and visitors to Cathay Care Home on St Leonard's Road are enjoying happy hours at a bar in the premises paid for by owners Care Concern.

Home manager Elaine Crawford confirmed the new addition makes use of space that was previously unused.

She said: "It's is a great place where visitors can get together with their loved ones for a few hours at a time. We've had positive feedback from residents and their relatives."

The bar is non-licensed and free to use with drinks paid for via fundraisers.

The opening night was well attended but Cathay needs volunteers to keep it open regularly.

Elaine added: "Our next project is working out how we can do this."



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