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Residents check in for an afternoon on Concorde

Parklands Lodge residents were VIPs for the day when they visited Manchester Runway Park to board the infamous Concorde.

To mark Dementia Action Week Parklands Lodge was joined by former Mayor of Maghull, Councillor June Burns on a guided tour of the supersonic passenger airliner in the runway’s hanger, learning all about its world-renowned history.

Lesley Malone, Group Events Ambassador for Athena Healthcare Group, organised the trip and said: “It was absolutely fantastic to see Concorde in Manchester but to see the faces of our residents throughout the trip was even better!

“Each and every one of them thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I know I can speak on behalf of all of them when I say it was a truly unforgettable trip!”

Friends from Abbey Wood Lodge, Hesketh Park Lodge and Woodlands Lodge also joined the team on the trip.


“Rooms are spotless and very comfortable. Lounge beautifully furnished, roomy, light. Food exceptional, freshly made, good choice of menu.Visitors can pre-order meals to have with residents. Visitors kitchen a bonus. Sunny aspect garden, relaxing. Manager fabulous. Nothing too much trouble, always time for chat- from a nursing profession he understands all aspects of nursing care. Staff friendly, caring, exceptional. Daily care received is excellent. Treated promptly, kindly and with respect at all times promoting independence. All staff work really hard, very dedicated and attentive. There is no place like home but this is second best! Always feel dad is well cared for and in a safe environment. This really gives us great comfort knowing he is receiving the very best care. We have looked at many nursing homes in the past for a relative and can honestly say that this seems to be the best in Southport. I would not hesitate to recommend Parkland Lodge to anyone. Keep up the good work! You are very much appreciated.”