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On the 15th of November, Lent Rise House extended a warm welcome to the local community, inaugurating the first of what promises to be many Communi-tea events. Every third Wednesday of the month, this house will open its doors, providing an opportunity for new and old comers to meet the staff and residents of the home, all while enjoying some free refreshments.

The proprietor of the local Burnham Café, YumMe, Jo Mortimer kindly donated homemade chocolate, strawberry and lemon Swiss rolls and attended to cut the ribbon. Helped by her daughter Lanik, residents and visitors tucked into the delicious cakes. Janet Minkkinen, vicar of St Peter’s Church Burnham, also graced the event, joining residents, families and friends.

Jo Mortimer expressed her gratitude, saying, “Meeting the lovely ladies and gents of LRH and being a part of the local community was an honour. LRH has a lovely warm and friendly atmosphere. Hopefully, I’ll be able to come again.”

Resident Joan Eden shared her delight, stating, “It was such a wonderful morning, and all the cakes were delicious. I look forward to the next one.” 

Community and Lifestyle Manager Sue Faulkner emphasised the importance of such events, noting, “Social community engagement is strongly connected to good health and wellbeing, so it is very important to us all that we ensure our residents are able to stay connected and make new friends by holding this type of event.” 

The morning unfolded with a vibrant atmosphere, marking the beginning of a delightful tradition that embraces connection and community spirit at Lent Rise House.