Luxury Solihull home opens

Luxury Sanders Senior Living care home, Claridge Place, hosted an official grand opening event on Thursday 23 January, which was attended by TV doctor Sara Kayat.

The glamorous 1920s inspired event, with entertainment provided by live band The Gatsbys, was attended by hundreds of people, including members of the public, health and social care industry professionals and other officials and partners linked to the brand new Solihull home in the village of Olton.

Dr Sara Kayat, best known for her TV appearances on GPs; Behind Closed Doors and a regular medical expert on ITV’s This Morning, was invited to attend the home’s opening and provided an engaging, insightful talk about looking after our health and wellbeing as we grow older.

Dr Sara commented: “Remaining independent does not have to be synonymous with remaining in one’s home. Done well, a care home enables social interaction, participation, independence and builds on self-esteem. It should encourage an environment that remind us that ageing is a privilege and not a predicament.”

Suitably hosted with complimentary 1920s themed food and cocktails organised by the chef and team at the home,  guests enjoyed guided tours of Claridge Place, showcasing the large suites, library, cinema, private dining, bistro, lounge, café, salon and spa.

Home manager, Clair Gurteen, said: “It was an absolute joy to officially open Claridge Place. The home is beautiful, a stunning place for older people to live and I am pleased to have the most amazing team of people working here beside me to deliver high quality care and lifestyle choices. We have been overwhelmed with the number of people who have expressed an interest in living and working with us.”

Taking part in the ribbon cutting ceremony was the home’s first permanent resident, Maria Pinto, aged 93, who made a well received, unplanned speech about how welcomed and happy she felt in her new home.

Director of commissioning and premium services, Peta Mandleberg, said: “It has been extremely exciting to open the second in the collection of Sanders Senior Living homes. The quality of these homes is second to none and Claridge Place really raises the bar for older living in Solihull. We look forward to welcoming many more people into Claridge Place. The turnout on the day to have a look around was inspiring.”