It has been a busy couple of months at Gresham Court! We celebrated St Georges Day in April with delicious homemade Fish and Chips and an exhilarating Bingo evening that saw many lovely prizes presented. This was followed by our May Day Bank holiday meal with an exciting new menu this year including baked Avocado and stilton and Cod wrapped in Smoked Bacon which the owners particularly enjoyed. Last but not least we raised a toast to the lovely couple at our Royal Wedding celebrations in the lounge! Such a spectacular event was followed up with a glass of bubbly with lunch. We are looking forward to a lovely summer ahead with lots of activities planned.
Owners enjoyed our Bingo coffee morning at Brompton Court hosted by our Chef John’s wife in aid for the Lupus charity. All the cakes were homemade by our lovely host, and Sally, our Duty Manager, did a fantastic job of being our bingo caller. The winners enjoyed prizes from bottles of wine to chocolates. All proceeds went to the charity as the Court provided the staff and coffee as their donation to Lupus.
Brompton is pleased to show off it's newly purchased Great Hall furniture which arrived yesterday. Owners have already been making great use of the new seating with Jennie and her nail bar, coffee morning chats, our local mobile library and just relaxing reading the newspaper in the stylish environment today. The Court cannot wait to hold some amazing events for owners and guests to enjoy very soon!
Eastbank Lodge is now complete, with our first Owners moving in during the beginning of May. There are now only 2 apartments remaining.
Our Manager, Nicki Cook will soon become Mrs Nicki Hardy (no relation to Tom!) on her forthcoming Wedding on 8th June. We wish them all the happiness for the future.
Owners continue to enjoy a busy social life at Eastbank Court. The Classical Music Programme, which was arranged by Owners, is still going strong. Additionally, Pat Dorman has been a regular visitor to the Court to play the piano and have a sing-a-long with the Owners!
An interesting talk about the Darjeeling Railway took place in March which proved to be very popular. A talk about the Droitwich Canal is due to take place at the end of April ahead of a planned boat trip for Owners.
A Seated Yoga taster day was very well attended, and we look forward to this being a successful exercise class for all Owners to enjoy. Owners will also enjoy a well-attended Summer BBQ in July, which always proves to be a great success.
Owners enjoyed an afternoon cup of tea with home made cake and scones by the Forest Holme Hospice volunteer team this week. A big thank you to Forest Holme for putting on the event and to the head planner Vicky Brown, a Brompton Court owner. Owners had great fun completing a quiz, winning on the raffle and tombola, and being able to buy some lovely goodies with all proceeds going to Forest Holme Hospice.
Grange Court's Marie Curie fund raising coffee morning, and donation from our social fund on 11th April, raised a massive £436.00; which, coming from such a small site, was incredible. Lovely to see family, friends and residents from local Apartments also.