HRH Duke of Gloucester opens latest Orders of St John Care Trust home in Henley
46-bed home is state of the art for residents suffering from dementia
Henley-on-Thames, 15 November 2016
Residents, carers, staff, members of both Orders of St John, together with the OSJCT trustees and chaplains gathered to celebrate the opening of the Trust’s newest home, the Chilterns Court Care Centre in Henley, graciously performed by HRH Duke of Gloucester.
OSJCT Chairman Don Wood and HRH Duke of Gloucester compare notes
An innovation which enchants residents has been the creation of a special Pets Area: housing rabbits, birds, a cat, and, on occasion, a resident’s dog. The Home’s Manager, Vicky Morl, explains: ‘The pets bring a sense of serenity to our residents. For someone who doesn’t communicate well, you see their face light up when a fluffy rabbit is placed on their lap. It’s a reward in itself.’
Two former OSJCT Chairmen: Nigel Stourton and Peter Loyd
The Home’s oldest resident: Peggy Dixon, 103