TV broadcaster, author and former Blue Peter presenter, Janet Ellis, officially opened Nelson Lodge care home in St Neots on Thursday 25 May. 

The famed presenter, writer and actress enjoyed a guided tour of the new 64 bed care home, with the Mayor of St Neots, Cllr Derek Giles, before raising a glass to Nelson Lodge and cutting the ribbon to declare the care home officially open.

Janet also shared some baking, crafting and general gardening knowledge, gained during her four years as a Blue Peter presenter, with residents and guests at the party.

Nelson Lodge residents mingled with St Neots VIPs and the Anchor team whilst joining in one of the several activities running at the home, before celebrating with a slice of cake.

Opening Anchor’s newest care home, Janet Ellis said: "It’s clear from meeting the care team and residents today that Nelson Lodge is a wonderful home, full of fun and laughter. Participating in the baking, gardening and crafts today has made me realise how entertaining it must be for residents and staff, with all these fabulous activities going on all the time.”

Jane Trimarco, Nelson Lodge care home manager said: “We are very pleased to be officially opening Nelson Lodge care home in St Neots. We pride ourselves on giving older people a choice of great places to live, and we are proud to say that Nelson Lodge is an excellent example of a great place to live.”

Nelson Lodge care home provides care for older people as well as specialist dementia care. The home is part of Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care to older people. Nelson Lodge provides 24 hour care and support in a warm and considerate environment. The home has a hair and beauty salon, quiet and social lounges on each floor, a tea room and landscaped gardens.

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