Janet’s story

I’ve been living in the village for just 12 months now, and I absolutely love it. It was the best decision that I’ve made. The residents here are lovely. I used to get quite isolated as my husband was ill, but here I have made so many friends and we all like to help each other.

I live in one of the central apartments and because of my cockapoo Honey I live on the ground floor so that she can go out into the patio. She loves to lay outside when it gets really hot!

Every week we have a fellowship meeting, and once a month we have a communion meeting which I always go along to. I also love to take part in the exercise classes, singing and some of the handy crafts.

My favourite facility here is the bistro because it means that I don’t have to cook. I used to love cooking, but now it’s just myself I don’t enjoy it as much. I go to the bistro most days, it’s really reasonably priced and delicious food. It’s nice to know that I’ve had a hot meal.

It’s great to feel like I have my own independence but know that the care and support is available should I need it. We press a button each day to let the carers know that we are okay, the carers are amazing. My husband collapsed three times in the night, but the carers arrived within two minutes and stayed with us until the ambulance came.

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