Blagdon Village Village Diary

We have always said our residents are our best ambassadors. That’s why we’ve dedicated these pages to the residents of Blagdon Village to fill with news, views and events, in the hope it will give you a genuine insight in village living Retirement Villages’ style.

Spring celebrations at Blagdon Village

17th April 2018

In addition to two talks in March we held a Social Open Day designed to encourage residents to come up with ideas for new events and activities, and to try to stimulate more interest in existing ones. The month was rounded off with…

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February at Blagdon Village

3rd March 2018

After a fairly quiet January following the festive season, Blagdon Village started to get back into its normal rhythm in February.  We had a talk, another of resident John Kinahan’s Musical Memories, and a return visit from local choir, The New Horizon Singers. …

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A New Year update from Blagdon Retirement Village

30th January 2018

January was a quiet month as we all drew breath after the festive season and settled in to our normal routine of our regular activities.  But we were entertained by a fascinating talk. 50 Years of Pharmacy.  David Janes, a retiree from Boots…

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Christmas is on the horizon

14th December 2017

Christmas is on the horizon and our social programme became busier during November.  We had our Armistice Day sunset ceremony, another performance by our Play Reading Group, the usual pre-Christmas jewellery Show, and a talk by a resident.    Sunset.  Many of our residents attend…

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New social committee and gardens support group

14th November 2017

During October, there was one event over and above our routine activities, a talk, but behind the scenes, much more was happening! We now have a Social Committee and a Gardens Support Group. Talk.  Resident Mike Pettet showed a video to an appreciative…

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September at Blagdon Village

5th October 2017

The highlight of the month was undoubtedly the annual Decade Busters party but we also had a talk on historic social housing.  The Boules season came to an end for the winter and we are on the hunt for some more coach trip…

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