Open day for Nightingale
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2005-11-24
Jewish residential home for seniors, Nightingale House has held its first open day.
"We decided to open up Nightingale to encourage the community within the Greater London area to visit us and see for themselves the marvellous work being carried out," said Nightingale spokeswoman Marion Greenfield.
The south west London-based home which itself is over 100 years also saw the Mayor and Mayoress of Redbridge attend with resident Monty Leigh presenting them with a ceramic plate for auction later this year.
"Whilst we are south of the river we felt this would be a golden opportunity for visitors to see for themselves what is on offer," added Ms Greenfield.
During the day, visitors were able to see for themselves the work that is done to support residents and to learn more about how the home works.
As well as medical facilities, the home also offers arts & crafts, cookery classes, cybercafe for internet access and a book club run by former MP Edwina Currie.
Another open day is being planned for next spring.