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.
Gresham Court has seen a busy start to the year with many events punctuating the social calendar. We enjoyed celebrating the birthdays of two of our owners, Mr Diederich (aged 88) and Mr Lumb (the venerable age of 98!). We have also welcomed back Film Night to the social calendar so residents will now enjoy a film together once a month in the lounge on a Saturday evening. Last but not least we celebrated Easter in fine fashion this year with hot cross buns and tea served on Good Friday and special Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday meals served to our residents and many of their family members. A lovely few days enjoyed by all.
The festive season was celebrated in earnest this year at Gresham Court with residents enjoying a delicious Christmas meal which came together beautifully with the help of veteran Chef Sean and fresh to the fold Karl. This was followed by lovely meals on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, with residents being able to invite guests to share in the festivities. We also started 2018 in traditional style with an evening of canapés and sparkling wine on New Year’s Eve followed by an amazing and very busy New Years Day where we entertained many guests and family members. We all thoroughly enjoyed this Christmas and are looking forward to more activities and trips together in the coming year.
Our fireworks went off with a bang as we celebrated another Bonfire Night at Gresham Court on Monday 6th November. Owners and their guests started the evening with a traditional meal of bangers and mash, an old favourite, enjoyed by everyone. This was followed by a brilliant firework display in the cool air of the garden. A memorable evening enjoyed by all who attended.
In August we had very successful and sunny BBQ lunch which was supported by many owners. A lovely High Tea afternoon in September was very much enjoyed by those who attended.
Our regular social events continue including Cheese and Wine evenings and the music hour.
New Owners have been welcomed and are happily settled in at Gresham Court enjoying their new home. We have one bedroom apartment on the market at the moment.
Since our Christmas celebrations, owners have organised music afternoons and are also enjoying hosting regular coffee mornings and tea and cake evenings.
We had very enjoyable High Tea evening.
Cheese and wine evening has been organised by Mr Mason and been enjoyed by owners, as much as the music hour which has been organised by Mr Martin.
We celebrated Mr Wards 80th Birthday on 8th May.
Following such a dismal spell of weather over the last few month, and now we are well in to the New Year, our thoughts are turning once again to making improvements in the garden. Our owners have a few very keen gardeners amongst them and are meeting regularly to come up with a plan for replanting particular areas in the garden which are enjoyed by everyone.
As Christmas is now only weeks away, we are planning a busy social programme at the Court including a pre-Christmas lunch for Owners and their guests in Mid-December, some seasonal music , special lunches and other social events over the Christmas and New Year period.
An excellent BBQ was held in August and thankfully we escaped the showers. A very well supported event enjoyed by Owners and their guests.
Summer is swiftly passing by and we are now preparing for Autumn. Busy times at the Court continue, welcoming new Owners who are settling in and quickly making new friends. Social events include armchair keep fit, musical afternoons, afternoon teas and coffee mornings which are informal and relaxed. In addition our wonderful two chefs continue to provide our Owners with delicious lunches. A special lunch is planned for the August Bank Holiday which hopefully will be a sunny day.
With Spring just around the corner and Easter and other Bank Holidays approaching fast we are planning some extra events, and some special lunches which are always a good opportunity to catch up and make new friends in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
A very successful Quiz Night with refreshments in February was good fun and we are planning another one soon.
We are looking forward to spending more time in the garden and enjoying the sunshine and longer days.
We had a very busy spell socially over the Christmas and New Year period. In mid December we held a concert of Christmas music and served mulled wine and mince pies. Our very popular annual pre Christmas lunch was organised just before Christmas for Owners and their guests.
Christmas Day was pleasantly spent with lunch for Owners who chose to spend Christmas with us, and special lunches were well attended on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. A New Year’s Eve social with drinks and canapés was also enjoyed.
Coming up we have a Quiz Night planned for February and on Shrove Tuesday traditional pancakes will be served. In addition our regular weekly coffee mornings, afternoon teas and armchair Keep Fit classes will be taking place, and a monthly cheese and wine evening.