Marvelous make-over spices up meals

Bright and beautiful best describes Elphin Lodge and Ron Smith Care Centre’s newly renovated dining hall.

In 2018, the dining hall’s windows were converted to aluminium doors, which created 11 access points to ease congestion during functions and to better facilitate wheelchairs and walkers.

With increased light flooding the space, it was decided that the paint and décor was looking a bit tired. Interior designer Anne-Mare Liebenberg, who has done the bulk of the renovations at the Rand Aid-run care centre, was asked to give the hall a fresh new look.

With the cream walls now an attractive and natural green and plenty of colour, focal points, clever room dividers and mirrors, the dining hall is a talking point among residents.

Clockwise from left: Lorraine Lowden, Marie Standing (residents committee), Josephine Kew and Marie Roberts enjoy the new dining hall.

Myer Fish chats with Matron Avril Maltman in the beautifully renovated dining hall.

The dining hall has inviting spaces for residents to enjoy a chat before or after a meal.

One of the many focal points in the dining hall.

Comfy chairs invite residents to linger and enjoy each other’s company.


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