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75 YEARS: Gerrards Cross care home marks anniversary with special celebration

 Published on: 18th August 2022   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

A care home in Gerrards Cross celebrated its 75th anniversary last month.

Swarthmore Residential Care Home, in Marsham Lane, marked the occasion in style with an array of activities for residents and visitors on July 15.

The celebrations included afternoon tea, a cake and music from the Turf Tappers. An old-fashioned tricycle was also on show.

The care home opened its doors for the first time in July 1947. The inaugural residents who moved into the home were a married couple, with more residents settling in over the next three months.

By December that year, there were 14 people living between eight single bedrooms and three double rooms.

Fast-forward to the present day and the care home has undergone several refurbishment projects. By the autumn, the bedrooms, communal areas and dining areas will be completely transformed.

A spokesperson for the home said: “Swarthmore opened its doors in 1945 and is still providing care for up to 40 residents from the age of 65 years.

“We are hoping to embark on the largest project for the home, which is our dining and activity area.

“We have bedrooms waiting for occupancy so if you are considering a care home for yourself or a friend or loved one, please give Sally a call on 01753 885663.”

For more information on the care home, please visit

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