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Residents Welcome Party

Residents Welcome Party

02-08-2020

On Saturday, residents and staff welcomed 3 new residents to Castle View.  Pammie, Audrey and Arnold moved in just a few weeks ago and have settled in very quickly and are happy to say it's one of the best decisions of their lives.  With a whole new circle of friends and fantastic communal facilities, life couldn't be better!

Farewell Daniel

Farewell Daniel

30-07-2020

Daniel is one of our night managers and has been with us since we opened 18 months ago.  Sadly, he has to return to his home town in New Zealand due to his visa expiring.  Daniel has been a fantastic member of the Castle View team and all the staff and residents are very sad to see him go.  As Daniel is related to our CEO, Robin Hughes, I'm sure this is not the last time we will see him here in the UK.  Good luck Daniel and safe travels!

A glass of bubbles on the terrace

A glass of bubbles on the terrace

27-07-2020

Our residents love to have a drink on the terrace and take in the incredible views of the castle to one side of the building and views over the treetops towards legoland from the other side. You can also see the copper horse from our roof!  Bill and Carol returned home for the first time since lockdown started after getting locked down in the Isle of Wight.  They were thrilled to be back and catch up with all their friends and neighbours and share a glass of bubbles!

New Table Tennis Table

New Table Tennis Table

25-07-2020

Anyone for a game of ping pong?  Our residents are keeping fit and active with the arrival of the new table tennis table.  Residents Jill and Chris are the first to practice their ping pong skills!  We think a competition will be on the cards soon! The table is set up on the ground floor, with bifold doors opening to the garden so a fabulous area to get a bit of exercise and have some fun!

Social Distance Garden Party

Social Distance Garden Party

24-07-2020

Last week we invited prospective buyers to a social distancing garden party where they could view our show apartments, communal areas and chat to the team about living at Castle View.  Refreshments were served in the Sky Lounge and residents joined (at a very safe distance) to enjoy a glass of prosecco on the terrace. We were extremely lucky with the glorious weather! 

Castle View Library

Castle View Library

23-07-2020

Residents enjoy social gatherings in the library when it is not being used to read their favourite books, magazines or newspapers.   The library is such a lovely cozy room with bifold doors that open out onto the gardens and outside seating.  There is always a different area of Castle View to relax in depending on your mood and we are pleased to see the library being used more and more for quiet hours, coffee mornings, jigsaw puzzles and social gatherings

Dinner at Castle View

Dinner at Castle View

22-07-2020

We had a full house for our cold meat and salad selection last night.  Another great supper at Castle View, residents helped themselves to a wonderful choice of cold meats, hot potatoes and salads from the servery.  Not only was the food great the company was just as good, with laughter heard around all around the room.  Well done Caz!

New Tool Shed

New Tool Shed

21-07-2020

Our very handy Night Manager, Nigel has built us a new tool shed! With the help of CEO Robin Hughes and Finance Director, James (pictured) the new shed now houses all the gardening and maintenance equipment. It's extremely organised and tidy!   There really is no end to the talents of the CV team!

We are in Tescos!

We are in Tescos!

15-07-2020

The Castle View team are in Tescos, Dedworth this week answering everything you need to know about living at Castle View.  If you are out shopping, don't be shy, please come and say hi to Ruth, Lisa, Sue and Anne

Wildlife at Castle View

Wildlife at Castle View

10-07-2020

With the gardens in full bloom, the grounds at Castle View are looking stunning.  We have been open 18 months now and the plants and flowers are maturing beautifully.   Here is a picture taken by Chris Dufty whilst doing her laps for charity around the building.  A beautiful peacock butterfly and a bee together on the buddleja.  

Betty's Back!

Betty's Back!

08-07-2020

After a short stay with her daughter, we are thrilled to have the lovely Betty back at Castle View.  Betty is CEO, Robin Hughes' mum and was the first resident to move into Castle View.  When Betty is not sitting watching the world go by from her window, she's either drinking coffee or having lunch in the restuarant and enjoying having a chat and a laugh with the residents. This is Betty with our fab restaurant Manager Caz

Fish Night

Fish Night

01-07-2020

Residents helped themselves to fresh fish set on a bed of ice along with salad from the servery on Tuesday evening.  All prepared by our amazing catering manager, Caz.  If fish wasn't your thing, delicious homemade lasagna was also available.  A great evening, fantastic atmosphere, fantastic food and great company!  

Sailing along the Thames

Sailing along the Thames

27-06-2020

Residents are gradually getting used to the world outside Castle View as lockdown eases, and what better way to do it than sailing along the River Thames on a beautiful sunny day! CEO, Robin Hughes is no ordinary CEO!  As soon as Kris Cruises boat hire opened, Robin grabbed the chance at taking residents for a little cruise from Windsor to Bray, and with strawberries and prosecco on board and the sun shining, there was no better way to spend the day!

Outdoor craft and crochet

Outdoor craft and crochet

23-06-2020

Our craft and crochet group have gone Al Fresco! This fabulous weather has taken our residents outside into the garden to enjoy their craft outside rather than indoors for the first time!  There have been some wonderful items made by our residents thoughout lockdown which has kept everyone busy (there's alot of chatting that goes on aswell though!)

Lands End to John O'Groats continues

Lands End to John O'Groats continues

19-06-2020

Our residents and staff have reached Birmingham today!  Congratulations! That means they have collectively walked 278 miles by walking laps of the Sky Lounge and the grounds.  There is still a long way to go to get to John O''Groats but everyone is keeping fit and healthy and really enjoying their daily exercise routine.  Next stop...Sheffield! Good luck!  - We have raised £971 so far for the NHS

80th Birthday Celebrations

80th Birthday Celebrations

08-06-2020

One of our lovely residents, Pat Fairbairn turned 80 yesterday - and she doesn't look a day over 60! It must be all the good living and fun times she has at Castle View with her husband and new found friends!  The residents got together (practising social distancing) and turned our sky lounge into the Ritz for Afternoon Tea!  It was a big surprise for Pat and it was a wonderful afternoon!  Thanks to residents and to Caz, our catering manager for organising.

Alan chills out with the birds

Alan chills out with the birds

01-06-2020

Resident Alan Morgan, moved into Castle View with his wife Jean in January 2019. It's been an unusal last few months but Alan has never looked so relaxed, here he is having a little wander around the grounds in the sunshine, he looks very dapper!

 

Coffee Mornings in Lockdown

Coffee Mornings in Lockdown

28-05-2020

Residents get together every morning at 11am for coffee, complimentary pastries and a chinwag.  All of our residents look forward to their daily catch up and they never seem to run out of conversation - the Castle View family has grown even closer over lockdown with tales of intersting lives and stories of current events and activities are always high up on the conversation agenda!

CEO, Robin Hughes meets Sir Keir Starmer

CEO, Robin Hughes meets Sir Keir Starmer

16-05-2020

Castle View's CEO, Robin Hughes and Sir Keir Starmer discuss the retirement sector at length.  As the new leader of the labour party and the challenge to turn the party around,  he may consider retiring a few years earlier than  originally planned!   

CEO helps keep residents safe

CEO helps keep residents safe

15-05-2020

Our CEO, Robin Hughes loves spending time with our residents whilst in lockdown at Castle View. All of our residents have their groceries delivered to our buggy store in front of reception. Every item is sanitised before being brought into the village to ensure all of our residents remain safe and well.  Even Robin gets involved and helped take shopping to one of our lovely resident's apartment

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