East Park Court opens its doors
Wolverhampton’s newest care home, East Park Court, opened its doors this week to the very first resident, Mrs Edna Gunter from nearby Eastfield Grove.
Edna, aged 78, moved into the brand new facility on Holloway Street last week, which is operated by Ideal Care Homes and provides a home for 44 people who require dementia care. Having lived locally for most of life, Edna took the decision to live in East Park Court’s more structured caring environment after seeing the specialised facilities the home has to offer, which include 100% en-suite accommodation, landscaped sensory gardens and a hairdressing salon.
The special first resident, pictured with Ideal Care Homes Managing Director Mark Greaves and three of her sisters, Valerie, Dorothy and Beryl, is the eldest of nine siblings and married childhood sweetheart Geoff in 1958.
Together, the couple lived very happily in Marfield Flats for 30 years but since her husband passed away, Edna has been living alone with th