MAYOR Maurice Perry and the Mayoress officially opened the new garden café at Ingleby Care Home.
A special event was held at the home, on Lamb Lane, Ingleby Barwick, for the opening.
The Stockton-on-Tees Mayor cut the ribbon as residents, staff, family and friends of the home shared a hot drink and cake.
The new indoor café looks out onto the home’s sensory garden, which is designed especially for residents living with dementia.
Carol Singleton, home manager of Ingleby Care Home, said: “We’re delighted to officially mark the opening of our indoor garden café.
“A big thank you from everyone at the home goes to the Mayor and Lady Mayoress, who attended to mark the occasion.
“The café is open to anyone who wants to drop in for a cuppa and a conversation with our residents.
“It overlooks our beautiful and recently redeveloped sensory garden and is a lovely space to just sit and enjoy the view.”