A happy and fun-filled old age
Our residents enjoy life at Ashfields House. They eat well; they’re warm, comfortable, and well cared for. Above all, their minds are active. There really is never a dull moment.
We have a full-time activities coordinator and a part-time volunteer. Between them, they maintain a varied programme that fills all seven days of the week.
It’s not all about being social and on your feet. There are plenty of opportunities to be active and joyful, but just as much time to be quiet and reflective. There’s something for everyone from singing to baking to writing blogs and communicating with your family via the internet. If you like gardening and feel green-fingered, you can help with the show of colour in the gardens. You could even learn a new skill or two – painting or drumming, for example. The starting point for all activities is you. We’ll talk to you before you move in to find out what you like doing. We will make sure you have plenty of opportunities to do it.
Space to be yourself
If you prefer your own company, there’s no pressure to join in. There’s always at least one quiet room for tea and a chat or your own thoughts, and plenty of benches in the garden.
In your own room you can always shut the door on the world for complete peace and solitude.
Staff who love their work
The only way to see how bright, kind, and friendly we are is to meet us. The door to Ashfields House is always open, and visitors are welcome at any time.
There are no secrets: you can talk to whoever you like. By chatting to us, you’ll see for yourself that our staff feel like they’re part of the community.
Something to live for
If there’s one aspect of life at Ashfields House that tells you how inspiring it is, it’s the speed with which residents recover from illness. We have had residents return from hospital with a very poor prognosis, yet within a few days they’ve perked up way beyond their doctors expectations.
Residents recover fast because we believe in giving them something to live for. No one is marking time here; every resident lives life to the full. Why not come and see it for yourself.