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Our sheltered and extra care schemes usually have a communal lounge where social activities take place. These might include coffee mornings, light exercise classes, carpet bowls, lunch clubs and craft groups. We encourage our residents to organise events and activities through residents’ committees, with the support of our retirement staff. Residents are, of course, free to choose whether or not they participate.
Communal rooms are often also used to provide a ‘hub’ for the benefit of the wider community. Most activities will be of mutual benefit or interest to residents and non-residents alike. When considering whether to allow external groups into our schemes, we always consider the needs of residents and scheme security.
Some examples of community activities are:
Some of our schemes also have the benefit of a communal laundryand drying area, a guest room for use by friends and relatives (for a small charge), hairdressing facilities and a communal computer. We are currently working to provide facilities in more of our schemes for storing and charging mobility scooters.