Rivermede Court is opening its hair salon and cinema to elderly residents in the local community. This latest offering from our luxury care home has been introduced to provide a safe and welcoming environment for elderly people in Egham, particularly those with limited mobility or who are on a dementia journey.
The hair salon is already open for community bookings. The first community cinema session – a screening of Mamma Mia – will take place on Friday 23rd February at 2pm. Councillor Elaine Gill will be at this screening, marking the official opening of Rivermede Court’s cinema to the local community.
Candice O’Neill, General Manager at Rivermede Court said, “I spotted someone on social media asking if they knew of a hairdresser in the area that’s easily accessible for older people – i.e. with parking nearby, no steps, etc. This made me aware that there is a real need in the area for facilities for elderly people in our community, such as hair salons and cinemas, which are easily accessible and can accommodate the needs and sensitivities of people living with dementia. The idea grew from there and we are very proud to be opening up our facilities to the local community. We offer a relaxing environment, with highly trained staff and high-quality facilities.”
Rivermede Court’s hairdressers, Chrissy and Julie, offer hair and beauty treatments including haircuts for men and women, colour, perms, and manicures – all at very competitive prices. Both hairdressers are experienced in providing services to the elderly including people living with dementia.
Rolling out the red carpet
We will be hosting fortnightly community film screenings at its eight-seater, luxury cinema room. Films will be free to attend and refreshments will be provided. The cinema room has spacious seats and can also accommodate wheelchairs and booking in advance is essential.
Candice O’Neill concludes, “Our residents really enjoy watching films in our cinema room – the old classics, in particular, trigger wonderful memories and the musicals are always great for a sing-a-long!
“We will be rolling out the red carpet at our first community cinema session. We chose Mamma Mia as our first film to be screened because it is such a firm favourite amongst our residents – they love the Abba music. We are delighted that Councillor Elaine Gill will be our VIP guest. When she was Deputy Mayor, she officially opened the cinema for our residents so it’s quite fitting that she is able to come back and open it to the local community.”