Antonine celebrates a decade of quality service

Antonine House has celebrated its 10th anniversary providing high-quality care to older people and those living with dementia.

Owned and operated by the Meallmore Group, the home held an outdoor party for residents, relatives and staff to mark the milestone occasion on Thursday (29 June).

The anniversary celebrations involved a garden barbeque prepared by the kitchen team. There was an Elvis entertainer in attendance who performed for the residents, relatives and guests. Over 80 people attended in total.

Photo by Jamie Simpson

Antonine House’s deputy manager, Paula Ritchie, was part of the original team when the home opened a decade ago. Paula, along with four other members of staff who have also worked at Antonine House since it opened, were all presented with a bouquet of flowers to commemorate the anniversary. 

Paula Ritchie commented: “At Antonine House we’re one big family and the fact that most of our staff have worked at Antonine for over six years tells it all. I’ve been lucky to spend the last 10 years of my career with Meallmore and ever since the care home opened, I’ve found it nothing but a beautiful place to work. I feel honoured to be employed somewhere with such a great culture and team of professionals. It’s a pleasure to care for the residents and welcome them and their families into our home.”

Amanda King, area manager for Meallmore added: “The anniversary party was perfect, and we had a brilliant turn out; the residents, their families and our whole team really enjoyed themselves. Elvis – aka John – completely stole the show and had people dancing and tapping away with big smiles on their faces. The staff did an excellent job at organising everything and I’m so thankful to them all. I’d also like to say a big thanks to the kitchen team for putting on a great meal for everyone.”

Resident Margaret Goodwin, who has lived at the home since it opened in 2013, also received flowers.

Photo by Jamie Simpson

Margaret’s daughter, who attended the anniversary celebrations, said: “I would like to thank all the staff at Antonine House for looking after my mum so well for the last 10 years. It is clear that my mum enjoys interacting with the staff and the other residents, and she feels safe, secure and content.

“I have been very impressed with the standard of care given to her and the warmth and friendliness of all the staff. The fact that she is nearly 95, and still in good spirits is testament to the overall standard of care. Along with my entire family, we are so grateful and we would be happy to recommend Antonine House to anyone.”

Antonine House, located on Roman Road, is run by leading care home provider, Meallmore Ltd and provides excellent standards of care for its residents, including those living with dementia.