Corby care home celebrates 25th anniversary

The care home has been running since May 1997

By Callum Faulds
Thursday, 26th May 2022, 6:00 am
Updated Monday, 30th May 2022, 2:11 pm
Cllr William Colquhoun saying a few words at the Glenmoor House Care Home 25th anniversary celebrations
Cllr William Colquhoun saying a few words at the Glenmoor House Care Home 25th anniversary celebrations

Corby’s Glenmoor House Care Home celebrated their 25th anniversary yesterday (May 25) with a big party.

During the event, residents were treated to a spread and glasses of fizz as well as some live entertainment.

The event was opened by town crier, Cllr Anthony Dady, who presented head housekeeper Maureen Sombach with a long service award.

Glenmoor House Care Home residents and staff joined in with the celebrations

Maureen, 60, has worked at the care home for nearly 25 years, starting in October 1997 within six months of its opening.

She said: “I love working here, it's brilliant. Everyday there’s something different.

“I’ve met beautiful people while working here and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone.”

All of Maureen’s children have at one point worked in the care home and three continue to do so.

Maureen Sombach with her family as well as Cllr Colquhoun and town crier Cllr Dady

When asked if she had a favourite memory, she said there’s too many to choose from.

Cllr Dady said: ”It’s wonderful for them to be able to celebrate 25 years and it’s wonderful to be a part of it. I’d like to congratulate them on their 25 years, they’re an important part of the community.

“I’d also like to congratulate Maureen, it’s great to see her and her family here.”

Cllr William Colquhoun was also present to support the event and say a few words.

Glenmoor House Care Home residents enjoying some live entertainment

He said: “It’s a wonderful day. I’ve seen first hand how happy and well the residents are here. I’d like to wish Glenmoor House Care Home many more years.”

A spokesman for Glenmoor House Care Home said they would like to thank the ‘lovely ladies’, Natasha and Amy of Sweet Temptations Corby, for the decorations.

A resident at Glenmoor House Care Home joining in with the celebrations