One of our residents main concerns in lockdown was 'How will I get my hair done?' Caz, not only moved in to cater for everyone, on her day off she provides a free hairdressing service to a few of our residents to ensure they look their best!
And so far it's paid off! Our residents are thriving thanks to selfless actions of both Caz Hughes our Catering Manager and Lisa Fisher our Village Manager, who have been away from their families for nearly a month now.
Every resident appeared waving flags and smiling. Brought a tear to your eye as we all sang We'll Meet Again, Pack Up your Troubles and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life!
We all gently excercised to 'Happy'! Smiles and laughter everywhere.
Community is everthing at Castle View.
Although in lock down for nearly a month now, and all our residents are safe! The staff also moved in so that food and entertainment can continue.
We still don't take this for granted and managed to pull off a fabulous birthday party enjoyed by all.
We laughed and got all the movements out of time and then in time and so on!
A lovely way to join together and move!
As the sun set after unpredecented beautiful weather, our residents sat with a glass of their favourite drink and watched this spectacular and unusal red moon from the comfort and style of the Castle View Sky Lounge.
And making the most of this gorgeous Easter weather we opened the doors of the library and for the first time held our regular coffee morning there. Sun and friends ... perfect. Especially right now.
Keeping our community strong and our residents safe and happy has always been upper most in Lisa's mind. And with that she and our Catering Manager Caz Hughes took the honorable and selfless deicision to move into Castle View too!
So for nearly a month now they have been away from their families and making sure that our residents are cared for.
So of course Benjy had to move in too!!!! He is already knows his way around the building and has made best friends with every resident! It's impossible not to smile when he is around with his happy and friendly nature! He now has the pick of over 30 laps to sit on!
And look - even has his very own jacket!
Pets are welcome at Castle View, but are restricted to the ground floor apartments only.
Restriciting visitors ahead of the swell of the outbreak of the corona virus means that Castle View has been carefully controlled to ensure the safety and well being of our residents.
The community is pulling together to keep spirits up and taking gentle care of each other during this unusual time.
Food and catering and all resident events are able to carry on as normal in terms of dinners, happy hours, craft and bridge and where we can using virtual technology and face time for activities such as yoga.
Any sales enquries can be handled by doing virutal tours. Call 01753 378127 for more details.
Our primary focus is on the well-being of our residents and employees. We are following government guidance on a daily basis as the situation evolves and updating our residents accordingly. All of our residents live independently at Castle View and will be making their own choices with the best guidance and support from the Castle View Management team.
We are asking all visitors to Castle View to answer a few simple questions outlined below:
Anyone who answers ‘yes’ to any of these questions will be asked to rearrange their meeting by telephone. Visits to Castle View will be re-scheduled when the visitor’s response to all of the questions is ‘no’.
In line with the latest government advice, any member of staff who shows signs of a new persistent cough or fever will be asked to self-isolate at home for seven days.
Guidance whilst at Castle View
We will continue to monitor the situation and update our policies – and the information on this website – as the situation evolves.
Please continue to follow the NHS advice:
We would like to thank all of our residents and their families for their co-operation during this time. We will continue to do our utmost to support our residents and provide the necessary guidance. We urge any residents or family members to speak to our Village Manager if they have any questions or concerns. Those with health concerns should click here to see the latest government advice, or call 111.
We warmly welcome friends and the wider family. Castle View is your home and your old life continues as well as making new friends and loads of new social activities to add to it.
Mary is a good example, she still looks after her daugthers dog Jasper a few times a week, is active in the sewing and crochet groups, as well as joining us for resident coffee mornings, happy hours and parties.
But please don't tell them they were from her!
Lisa Fisher our Village manager concurs and explains in the featured article.
As usual everyone joined in the Mexican spirit with hats and laughter. Everyone enjoyed a 3 course dinner obviously including chilli! Residents invited friends and family to join in for a lovely evening of warmth and merriment.
We have more themed nights to come, Irish night next!
With good old cottage pie and complimentary wine and prossecco we laughed, we chatted and enjoyed the provided entertainment of singing and a quiz!
No political divides at all present. Here's to a new independent future.
'Views to boost the soul!' as featured in last weekends Mail on Sunday. And how right that is. Castle View boasts specatular views from all floors and in particular from our 360 Sky Lounge.
Many of our residents have moved here having enjoyed views of the Lake District, the Wirral and Switzerland in their previous homes. Views of Windsor and the surrounding area compete with pride.
Many of our residents have a strong association with Windsor, or have always lived in Windsor and it's lovely to stand on the roof terrace and listen as they point out there memories from in and around Windsor .
Born and bred in Windsor, Castle View CEO Robin Hughes is a man of very diverse passions and hobbies. And one of them is driving tractors!
It may seem hard to believe but we actually have a Castle View tractor.
On the 9th February, an historic event is taking place on the long walk in Windsor. In order to raise money for Thames Valley Hospice, the challenge is to sponsor 100 tractors to cruise down the famous long walk.
Too much of a tempting challenge for us - so Robin will be joining in and driving the Castle View tractor down the long walk for such a good cause to support the valuable service that Thames Valley Hopsice provide. Make a day of it and come visit Castle View for our open weekend 7th, 8th, 9th Feb. No appointment necessary we would love to welcome you. We now offer 'try before you buy ?' So you can too can experience all that Castle View has to offer first hand. Call for more details 01753 378127.
Dr Kerr, Chairman of New Zealand’s most respected Retirement Village business with 34 villages in Australasia spent a few hours with Castle View CEO Robin Hughes and Village Manager Lisa Fisher looking at the building, meeting residents and discussing the sector over tea and biscuits in the Sky Lounge.
Regarded as one of New Zealand most respected GP's and an outstanding chairman guiding Rymans growth since 1994, Dr Kerr talked to Robin and Lisa abouts Rymans growth and their future plans.
According to Robin, "we were delighted to welcome Dr Kerr to Castle View. Rymans founder Kevin Hickman has been very helpful in the formative plans for Castle View so I was absolutely wrapped for Lisa and I to Show David around and introduce him to some residents and thank him and Ryman for offering our business such guidance in many aspects of Windsor". David was very taken with the set up and Castle View and I mentioned Ryman's scheme in Melbourne "Weary Dunlop" was a major inspiration for Castle View - albeit that Windsor is about 1/3 of the size."
Christmas Eve is always such a special day and at Castle View we had lots of gatherings for drinks and celebration. But the highlight had to be the residents and staff Secret Santa. We all joined with a glass of bubbles around the Christmas Tree and shared our gifts. Lots of fun laughter and joy and amazing thoughtfulness in some of the presents!
Oh yes! We received a Christmas Card from the Queen from one of our residents. Mary, was the seamstress at Windsor Castle and her husband was the French Polisher! How romantic. Lovely loyalty and appreciation from the Queen.
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