An Indian Summer for retirement home residents

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The Magic of the East came to Bexhill the annual party of NABS’ Peterhouse Retirement Complex.

Dressed in colourfully embroidered saris and dazzling jewellery, guests and residents from the flats and Care Wing assembled in the beautifully decorated Peterhouse Lounge.

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An Indian Banquet set the scene, followed by Bollywood Dancers and a fire-breather who performed hair-raising feats to the sound of sitar music for the Indian Summer theme party.

During the afternoon, residents were joined by senior members of local suppliers and professional firms who deal with Peterhouse daily.

Some local suppliers had donated items to support the party such as lighting from Unlimited Promotions and décor from Frenchies.

Guests of honour were Cllr Maurice Watson, Mayor of Bexhill and Deputy Mayor Ann Watson. After a tour of Peterhouse, including a visit to the Care Wing, the Mayor said: “My wife and I were made most welcome by everyone. Peterhouse - what a fantastic care facility within our Bexhill community.”

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Peterhouse resident Andrew Farish remarked how “a touch of Calcutta came to Bexhill – it was a great party.” Andrew, like a number of Peterhouse residents, has enjoyed a fascinating career in advertising.

Peterhouse Director of Operations Sara Whalley said she and her staff had one core objective, and that was to create an environment we would wish for our loved ones: “This includes doing everything we can to ensure the health, happiness and wellbeing of our residents.

“A key part of this is the variety of choice on offer at Peterhouse including regular quizzes, outings, shopping trips, exercise classes and computer lessons.

“Then to that we add a number of special events – like our themed Party; our Ascot Ladies Day, and our Sun-Downer cocktail parties.

“Right now, we are already planning the Christmas Programme when we shall have a whole series of exciting events throughout December and into the New Year - there’s never a dull moment at Peterhouse, it’s a truly special place.”

Peterhouse was purpose built by advertising industry’s own charity, NABS in 1966. Today, it looks after 35 individuals and couples in the flats and a further 37 residents in the Nursing and Residential Care Wing.

Set on a beautiful three acre site, Peterhouse also offers respite and post-operative care and has a Day Centre which benefits many local people. Anyone wishing to make an enquiry should call 01424 730809.

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