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A nod to the past

PUBLISHED: 10:26 12 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:31 20 February 2013

Mayor of Fareham Dennis Steadman, Mayoress Carole Steadman and Care Home Manager Tracey Hillar

Mayor of Fareham Dennis Steadman, Mayoress Carole Steadman and Care Home Manager Tracey Hillar

Gracewell Healthcare celebrated the opening of their boutique care home, Parker Meadows as featured in last month's Hampshire Life.

A nod to the past

Gracewell Healthcare celebrated the opening of their boutique care home, Parker Meadows as featured in last months Hampshire Life. The 80-bedcare home on the site of the old Tom Parker Dairy, features luxuries such as a nail bar, a gourmet menu and a beauty salon. Residents have access to a library, wifi, iPads and often video call their loved ones.

The home was named Parker Meadows by the pupils of Redlands Primary School. To mark the opening, the home held a 1950s themed day with classic cars, a vintage jukebox and a Punch and Judy show.

Mayor Cllr Dennis Steadman handed out milkshakes from a classic milk float in a nod to the sites heritage. He said: The place is magnificent. It has risen like a phoenix from the ashes and is a wonderful gateway to Fareham.

Photography by Jason Allen


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