What exactly makes Welland Place so right for an active retired life? It is certainly beautiful, with attractive private apartments, a swimming pool, gym, salon and restaurant. But what makes it truly special?
he spacious lounge where residents meet and enjoy fresh coffee? The social bar, aptly named The Well and Truly, with its volunteer resident bartenders? Regular poetry and film nights, and a games room for snooker, table tennis and darts? Or the well-stocked indoor tool shed, where residents indulge their passions for tinkering! Residents love all of these. But ask around, and you soon find that it’s two things that make Welland Place their true home. The warm and vibrant community in which they live, and the on-site staff team that is available around the clock for emergency assistance, or help with personal care. “My wife Pat and I fell in love with it here,” recalls resident Ron Bailey. “We swim daily, and I love having the tool shed. I can probably pursue my hobbies better here than in our old home because the tool shed is so well stocked. It’s a dream to have a lathe!” Fellow resident and tool shed enthusiast Ken
Morris added, “I love model making and taking things apart and putting them together. My hobbies keep me healthy.” It’s a testament to the strength of community and friendship within Welland Place that tool shed users spend so much time doing odd jobs for other residents, such as mending their desks or beloved dolls’ houses. “This was the only place I looked at and I’ve never regretted moving here for a moment,” says resident Michael Currah. “I love having my private apartment and being able to meet people. You want to carry on doing your hobbies in retirement.” Coffee mornings, evenings in the bar, bridge tournaments, film screenings, restaurant meals and craft and gardening clubs are just some of the ways residents get together. And they speak highly of the dedicated on-site staff team, available for personal assistance packages as required and always available via an
emergency call system connected to every room. “The staff are exceptional,” enthuses resident Chris Orme, who lives at Welland Place with his wife Bridget. “They are so caring, and it’s important for family to know that they are there. “And all the time, you’ve got these beautiful apartments and all these facilities. When I talk to people here, so many of them say they just wish they had moved here five years earlier.” Retirement should be a time of choices - how to spend your time, what to do and whom to meet. At Welland Place you can have all these choices, so to find out more and take a look around, please call for an appointment on: 0800 328 1656 Welland Place is run by award-winning charity and care provider, MHA. Registered charity no 1083995
Published on Aug 18, 2017