New Beginnings are what we are all about — and a lot is changing in and around our premises over the next six to nine months. Plans are afoot for a refurbishment of the entire third floor to incorporate our Special Care Unit (SCU), landscaping of the garden terrace outside of the coffee shop, and other changes to the grounds.
The biggest undertaking in recent weeks, however, was the kitchen upgrades that saw us working out of the milk kitchen exclusively for a couple of days and the meat kitchen exclusively for a couple more. We pride ourselves on being a Kosher home, and it was important that food operations continue to the standard our residents expect during this period. Renovations commenced in June, and included replacing certain kitchen appliances and equipment, installing new extracting ventilation canopies, upgrades to the cold rooms, installing a polyurethane floor and painting out the entire kitchen, as well as some electrical work.
Towards the upcoming third floor refurbishment, under the compassionate leadership of Maureen Tuck, our Care Services Manager, some residents have been relocated in the home to minimise the inconvenience they’d be exposed to during construction. The vision is to complete the third floor in the first quarter of 2022.
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