Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court in Porthcawl has celebrated 45 years on 4 October 2018 since it officially opened.
To mark the special occasion, staff organised a party for residents, families and friends – the highlight being a wonderful performance of the Welsh song, Calon Lân, by pupils from Nottage Primary School.
Porthcawl Mayor Cllr Norah Clarke and Sir Paul Williams OBE joined residents, staff and the children to help bury a time capsule in the Home’s gardens, containing memorabilia from the Home’s opening in 1973, as well as pictures and letters, the sincere hope being that the capsule will be dug up in another 45 years by the Home’s future team. Canon Godfrey James followed with a blessing to the Home.
Home Manager, Alison Aberdeen, said: “We’re so proud of the contribution our wonderful Home has made to the community. We also wanted to say a big thank you to our residents, staff and all the people who have supported our Home over the years.”
The Home has an on-site beach and a sensory garden. It also has a hair dressing salon and even a bar where residents can enjoy their favourite tipple.