Our coffee shop has been designed as a destination for our residents and their families. We regularly hold coffee mornings to create opportunities to meet up with other residents.
Our residents often enjoy a drink before dinner, catch up on whats in the newspapers or sit and warm themselves by the real log fire. On a Tuesday nights we hold a quiz in the coffee shop hosted by Jessica our activities coordinator. On sunny days residents can sit outside and watch the world go by whilst enjoying a cream tea.
Walk around Fonthill House on any given day (our coffee shop is open to the public and everybody is welcome) and in the music lounge you might see Joan playing the piano or pop into our bright art studio to see Lola working at her easel. Outside in the Fonthill gardens (opened by Charlie Dimmock) you might find Peggy and Hilda tending the rose bushes.
All of this bustle, fun and camaraderie is in stark contrast to the isolation, loneliness and lack of support that many elderly people can feel while living at home alone. Instead of a single visit from a carer each day, Fonthill residents find themselves immersed in a real community with beneficial effects for physical fitness and state of mind.
Our music lounge is host to a variety of live musical performances, including talented (brother and sister) musicians Edmund and Elisa Jeffery. On Monday nights our choir, the Fonthill Nightingales, get together for a very relaxed sing-a-long. The U3A (University of the Third Age) host monthly classical music appreciation meetings where residents can spend the afternoon enjoying the music followed by a discussion.
Mandy, our in house massage therapist, is able to provide a range of treatments:
Foot and Leg Massage – Hand and Arm Massage – Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage – Indian Head Massage – Facial Including Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise and Face Massage – Eye Lash/Eyebrow Tinting Eyebrow Tweezing
Our private rooms are always equipped with the correct bed for you. We use specialist beds and high-grade pressure relieving mattresses for residents with high care needs and more homely divans for residents with low needs. Each bedroom has a its own call bell system to enable residents to request assistance from care staff or room service. Every room has a smart TV and high speed WiFi to enable the use of FaceTime to keep in touch with family.
Our hairdresser Sue quickly gets to know our residents and how they prefer to have their hair styled. Make you appointment in the hair salon and Sue will take care of the rest.
Fonthill House is surrounded by three separate gardens and has a roof terrace on the first floor. During the summer months we have regular outdoor activities including gardening club with Paula (our gardener).
Our annual summer fete showcases the work created throughout the year by the residents in our art classes. The residents generously sell their work and donate the proceeds to charity.
Water colours, pastels, oils and mosaics are regularly used
at a variety of lessons created by our art teachers. Beginners
are always welcomed and regularly tell us how much they
enjoy the experience.