Planting ‘Peace’

25th April 2014

It was spades and trowels at the ready on a particularly sunny April day when residents got together to plant a tea rose in the garden of The Priory. The hybrid chosen was the Rosa ‘Peace’, a small shrub with dark, glossy foliage…

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A taste of what life at Charters Village will offer

8th April 2014

It is with great delight that we pen our first diary entry for Charters Village, just one week after the official opening, which took place in our fantastic clubhouse. We were thrilled to meet Honor Blackman at the launch, and couldn’t resist having…

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Spring has sprung

3rd April 2014

At last it seems that Spring is finally here.  All around us the daffodils are out, with the trees also in blossom and showing their new leaf growth. Our maintenance staff are busy keeping our grounds smart, as always, and the warmer weather…

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Spring has sprung at Cedars Village

28th March 2014

The Cedars Village restaurant is looking ‘blooming’ lovely with some new floral table decorations in place. Our Spring menu is now being served and offers great value for money. While the restaurant is open seven days a week, booking is essential for what…

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A visit from the Home Secretary

28th March 2014

We were delighted to welcome the Rt Hon Theresa May MP to afternoon tea at Thamesfield recently. All of the residents were keen to hear about Theresa’s role as Home Secretary, her work, her travels and her shoes! We all felt exhausted hearing…

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Back to the forties and fifties for February

24th March 2014

February was a quiet month as far as activities are concerned.  There was only one extra event, an afternoon of romantic dance music from the 40s and 50s, presented once again by John Kinahan from his CD collection.  The date?  What else but…

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Pamper Treat

28th February 2014

Residents at Thamesfield were treated to an afternoon of beauty courtesy of the Shillito sisters who work as make up artists in the local area. The pair volunteered their time and enjoyed offering manicures and mini make-overs. Anyone who wanted their hair coiffed…

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Ramp up the Red

28th February 2014

With February being National Heart Month, we decided to put together a ‘Rock up the Red’ day to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation, as we did in 2013.   The staff plus a resident, headed by our manager Malvenia firstly did…

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War Memories

27th February 2014

We all love to reminisce here. Our childhoods before and during the war is a favourite topic. So we were delighted to be invited to the local school as part of their project work on the war. Nine of us went along. The…

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Harry’s a hit at Thamesfield

13th February 2014

Residents of Thamesfield were treated to an afternoon of crooning by local entertainer Harry Goff. Harry sang his way through some Andy Williams tunes and delighted all the residents with his vocal and dancing talent. Resident Sylvia Rogers said how much she enjoyed…

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Bring and buy stall

31st January 2014

Just one day left to go until our first Bring and Buy Stall. The residents of the independent living apartments have organised it – with the village staff providing coffee. We’ll let you know how it goes! …

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Birthday celebrations for Molly

31st January 2014

Congratulations were in order on January 29th as Molly Harrison, Lime Tree’s oldest resident, invited friends and family to Cawston House to help her celebrate her 95th birthday. Molly was born in 1919, just after the end of World War One. Born in…

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Blagdon Burns’ Night

29th January 2014

After all the activities during December the village settled down to enjoy the routine activities, until a surprise event was organised by Rae Donaldson and her team.  Rae is from Scotland so what else could it be in January but Burns’ Night, on…

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Building work, buses and buggies!

29th January 2014

Due to refurbishment works happening at the village, our dedicated bus stop has been temporarily moved a bit further down the drive for the next few months. Residents regularly catch the local bus into Guildford, Horsham and Cranleigh to run errands, meet with…

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Festive fundraising and New Year giving

8th January 2014

Every year Roseland Parc hosts a Charity Christmas Fayre and on Wednesday 14 December we had a fantastic afternoon. It was all hands on deck as our residents helped to man a number of the stalls including Mrs Julie Buckley (Water & Wine…

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A Viennese New Year

7th January 2014

A very cheerful introduction to 2014 was arranged by Avonpark resident Frank Squires on New Year’s Day morning. Just after 10am, around 40 residents came together in the Kingfisher Court meeting room to watch the New Year’s Day concert from Vienna, shown on…

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A corker of a Christmas

2nd January 2014

This month’s entry is a bumper one as appropriately, the festive season was full of festivities for residents at Blagdon Village. First up was our Christmas Party on the 7th, ably organised and executed by Rae Donaldson and Pat Gooding. The restaurant had…

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Feeling festive

30th December 2013

It is safe to say that the Christmas cheer has well and truly arrived at Roseland Parc, with our social calendar packed full of events and activities for December We’ve had a great start already, with a luncheon trip out to the picturesque…

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Christmas Party

20th December 2013

Avonpark Village held a Christmas party in the lounge of Alex Hall for the independent residents who live here on 19th December 2013. We had a great time, with entertainment from a pianist who delighted us all by playing some popular songs. We…

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Christmas has arrived

17th December 2013

We are now fully into the festive swing of things here at Elmbridge Village, having held both our annual Christmas Fair and tree lighting events within the first two weeks of the month. The management team organised a very successful Fair, complete with…

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Fishy business

17th December 2013

When the Castle Village lake was drained recently to allow repair of the leaks, a total of 77 fish were removed for safekeeping while the lining is renewed/replaced. n This is double the number removed on a previous occasion. It appears the lake…

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What an exhibition!

6th December 2013

Contribution from resident David Cawley n A recent display of landscape paintings by resident Olive Walker was even better than we expected. How can one person be so hugely talented? n It was almost impossible to choose a favourite, but fortunately we managed…

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Nostalgia: past and present

1st December 2013

 As we start to wind down for Christmas, we have been looking back at some of the wonderful activities we have been treated to here at the Moat House.  From visiting menageries of animals to folk singers and clothes shows, we have certainly…

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A beautiful village steeped in history

27th September 2013

The Priory, a Grade II listed building, is a modern retirement village steeped in history and these pictures show just that. The Monstrance (pictured) was originally placed in the high altar (pictured) at The Priory many years ago.  When the Priory closed as…

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The Priory residents grown their own

3rd September 2013

Throughout the summer residents have been trying their hand at growing vegetables in the grounds of The Priory. Some of the residents have green fingers and have been very active in tending the vegetable garden while others enjoy the garden as an opportunity…

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Afternoon tea for a berry good cause

27th August 2013

Residents at Mayford Grange hosted a charity afternoon tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care, a fantastic cause. We were served delicious strawberries and cake with our tea which always goes down well at any occasion. A fantastic £141.40 was raised in the…

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BBQ in the Garden

15th August 2013

Residents at Mayford Grange made the most of the glorious summer and arranged a barbecue in the garden for everyone to enjoy. Once again it was a lovely sunny day so we all sat outside under umbrellas while enjoying a glass of Pimms,…

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Ducklings, dogs and alpacas join the summer fete

1st August 2013

On a fine summer’s day residents and their families gathered at the Moat House for a summer fete with a difference A nature-based setting was created and the residents were joined by some furry friends – alpacas, ducklings and dogs. The alpacas that…

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Amazing Austen

31st July 2013

What beautiful weather we have been enjoying recently! It was especially kind on our most recent venture out of the village; a trip to Jane Austen’s house.  We took a coach to Chawton in Hampshire, to the home where the famous author spent…

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Cedars in Bloom

17th July 2013

July sees the judging of the annual Cedars in Bloom competition. Every year the residents make the village a colourful place to live, with beautiful buds and flourishing flowers.  Prizes are awarded for a variety of categories including the best bedding, best patio…

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It’s all happening

27th September 2012

The noticeboard in our new clubhouse is quickly filling up with information about planned events, new groups and additional activities. Our wonderful Residents’ Association chairman Mary Ward is chivvying us all into order. But with our beautiful new clubhouse now available, activities are…

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It’s open!

25th August 2012

Our new village clubhouse is open – and we love it! We’ve been watching the building taking shape from the outside for months but our first glimpse inside came at the official unveiling ceremony. What a party it was – and what a…

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