New retro tearoom for Ainslie Manor

The Ainslie Manor care home in Girvan has opened a new service for its residents as of this week.

That’s because a retro tearoom was opened up at the care home on the Stranraer Road on Thursday 26th June.

Residents, staff and family members of the residents gathered at the care home on Thursday afternoon to officially open up the 1940s style tearoom which will be used by the residents.

The opening of a tearoom has been in the pipeline since manager Pauline Perratt moved into her role six months ago.

Pauline said that she had seen a similar style tearoom during time in North Ayrshire and believed it would be a good idea for the residents in Girvan.

And those residents were overjoyed to participate in the opening of the tearoom with resident Wyn Harper being given the honour of cutting the ribbon.

Residents packed into the tearoom following the grand opening with Ainslie Manor staff laying on tea, coffees, cakes and other sweets to the delight of residents.

Residents were given huge participation in the tearoom with them choosing the colour scheme.

And after names were put into a hat for suggestions of what to call the tearoom; ‘Manor Cafe’ was what emerged.

All that the management ask is that families make a donation when they come into visit their relatives and friends.

With the help of her staff, Pauline has also revamped one of the rooms into a dedicated hair salon which was used on Thursday morning so that residents could spruce themselves up ahead of the launch of the tearoom.

Ainslie Manor currently care for 45 residents in 35 care rooms and is a single storey home for older people offering nursing care on a permanent and respite basis.