Afternoon Tea with a Difference

Stretton Hall Nursing Home invited residents to enjoy a classic afternoon tea, styled on the famous, quintessential dining experience of the Ritz at its new pop-up tea room.

Staff at the Home took on new roles as they provided a welcoming front of house service and first rate dining experience with Geoff Lucas taking on the role as Butler and Social Life Coordinator, Krissi Rochelle, as a Nippy from the original Lyons tea houses, both were styled in 50s attire for added authenticity.

The pop-up tea room will be providing afternoon tea for its residents, two Thursdays of each month.

Director of Morris Care, Timothy Morris officially opened the first Stretton Hall pop-up tea room which has been named ‘Poppie’s Tea Room’ in memory of a resident.

The initiative was created by Krissi who has been a Social Life Coordinator at the home for nearly two years.  Krissi wanted to organise a new activity that all residents could enjoy and get involved with, whilst helping them maintain independence and participate in activities within the relaxing environment of their home.

Home Manager, Jonathan Breese said: “When Krissi suggested the pop-up tea room I knew it was a great idea as it encourages residents to move around different parts of the home and hopefully make new friendships along the way. These types of activity are important for the social wellbeing of our residents and we are confident that this one will continue our success.”  

Vintage singer, Sarah Raymond entertained residents with her inspiring renditions of classics from the 40s era.   

Timothy Morris, Director said: “It was a delight to open the first Morris Care pop-up tea room which is very appropriate for our family run organisation. For many years from the 1900s our parent company owned a celebrated café/restaurant on Pride Hill in Shrewsbury and it’s interesting to see how the concept of afternoon tea has evolved yet still remains a cherished pastime in our heritage and culture.”

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