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12th August 2015

Ammanford care home's inspired beach-themed garden hits the headlines

Ammanford care home Cartref Annwyl Fan, a CFW member and part of the Hallmark Care Homes group, saw its residents star in ITV News coverage for its beach inspired garden created by staff this month.

ITV Wales spoke to residents at the home – which specialises in residential, nursing and dementia care – about how they were benefiting from the garden complete with its caravan, beach hut, deck chairs and an imported shingle and sandy shore (pictured below).

General Manager at Cartref Annwyl Fan, Adele Williams, said: “We decided to create a caravan and beach garden, after we asked our residents what they missed most and they said holidays by the seaside.

“This garden allows them to reminisce about happy times, create conversation and feelings of well-being. It also allows the team and family members to get out and enjoy a little bit of sunshine.”

Resident Betty Potter, 85 said: “Every day I come out to read in the caravan, be out in the fresh air with friends, all enjoying ourselves, it is very nice indeed!”

  • Read more on the ITV website and watch a clip of interviews at Cartref Annwyl Fan

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