Faithlie Care Home in Fraserburgh last week opened their new sensory room. named the Snug, after a fundraising drive from residents, families and volunteers.
The care home had invited us to attend its official opening, revealing that it had meant to open last year, but was delayed due to issues with furniture.
The room itself, which was given its colour scheme by the residents of Faithlie Care Home, has been furnished with accessories and equipment, such as a fishtank, scented smoke machine, and fibre optic lighting, purchased with money from Faithlie’s amenity fund.
Over the past year, they have raised money to also improve the hairdressing facilities at the home, and the beauty room, without compromising the amenity fund for residents’ activities, entertainment and events.
Raising this money, the residents have held yearly quiz nights, with staff completing a sponsored walk last year, with an annual darts tournament also boosting the fund.
Their next event, a Zumbathon, takes place in the British Legion on March 1, 10:30am to 12:30pm.
Rosin Barnett, a resident, commented: “I think it’s a very nice room.”
Her thoughts were echoed by Kathy Burnett who had the honour of cutting the ribbon to the Snug last week.