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We are delighted to welcome you to Fernhill House in Worcester.

Fernhill House is a new, state-of-the-art community for people over 65 years of age. Our ambition is to provide a vibrant, stimulating place to spend your autumn years. We also aim to do things a little differently to other homes in the area.

We have two communities in which to make your home. The ground floor provides a stunning place in which to live. From the moment you arrive in our chauffeur-driven car, you will be warmly welcomed into our thriving café area which is the hub of our home. Here, you and your family can indulge in freshly baked goods, great coffee or something a little stronger if it takes your fancy, we think that a glass of wine, a sherry or a gin and tonic when you’re with family and friends (old and new) makes conversation flow that little bit more!

We have spacious areas to sit and chat or to find a cosy nook to read your favourite book or morning paper. Our community rooms also include a library, a friendship room where you can entertain in private if you would like. There is no charge for this, you just need to book it – speaking of charges – we only have one charge – an all-inclusive price that will include meals and drinks for you and your family, trips out, our chauffeur-driven vehicle, salon treatments and any hobbies that you wish to maintain – or maybe try out for the first time! We think this gives you peace of mind. We will introduce you to our hand-picked team of dedicated staff and help you to settle in to one of our spacious and beautiful suites. We have built our home in a Georgian style with fabulous sash windows that really let in the light and most look out on to our leafy grounds with dedicated garden spaces.

On our first floor, we have a specialist community for those living with a dementia. Here, maintaining an active life, full of purpose is at the heart of what we do. We have designed hobby rooms, a tea shop and pub to socialise in, lift access to a secure, sensory garden and a stimulating beautiful environment. Our team are dedicated to ensuring you have companionship and a bit of fun. Every day will be different but we will also help with making spaces and routines feel familiar and comforting.

Companionship and real family values are at the heart of what we do. It really is our intention to provide a home away from home with all the standards of daily living you will be used to. Our team are trained and dedicated to ensuring all our residents with a wide range of needs have a gracious and fulfilled quality of life.

We are rightly proud of what we have achieved for our residents and we invite everyone who is interested in the home to visit us in person. Please contact me to arrange a convenient time – I very much look forward to meeting you soon.

Mark Barnes, Fernhill House

Peta Mandleberg - Home Manager

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at Fernhill House for the dedication and exceptional level of care given to my father. We are delighted that he is safe, happy and are also greatly impressed by the attention to detail and the facilities provided.”

Elizabeth Kilburn, May 2017

A different approach

We believe that all of our staff are not only a talented bunch of people, but that they all have hobbies, skills, talents and interests that can be shared with the people who live at Fernhill House. So we have moved away from having dedicated activities staff to involve our entire team in ensuring there is plenty of stimulating activity and leisure pursuits going on every day. As well as scheduled events, we will have lots of ad hoc moments as well. To see what is going on at any time see the activity links below.

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Villagers from Fernhill Heath and the surrounding area are being invited to join residents of Fernhill House for a series of free, fun events in the New Year.   

The home is hosting a clutch of activities over the coming weeks and, as always, is keen to involve those from surrounding villages to help residents feel part of the wider community.   

Worcestershire photographer and travel enthusiast Ray Sturdy presents one of the popular travel and social history shows he tours around the county to raise money for Cancer Research UK on Friday January 5 at 2pm.   

He will be remembering the Swinging Sixties and taking a nostalgic look at events which shaped the lives at those living half a century ago.   

Ray explained: “Britain had new cars, motorways, new housing, a youth boom and petrol at 5/- (25p) per gallon. Pop music, The Beatles, Twiggy and Concorde arrived in a decade of change and revolution. There were scandals, a royal wedding, a walk and almost a nuclear war!”   

Teas, coffees and home-made cakes will be available during the talk.   The following week, Friday January 12 at 1pm, sees a visit from a menagerie thanks to animal handling experience company Zoolab.   

Residents and visitors will be encouraged to stroke, pet and hold spiders, reptiles and furry mammals.   

Home manager Peta Mandleberg explained: “We are firm believers at Fernhill House in the power of animal therapy. I often bring my two labradoodles in to visit the residents. Zoolab offers a rather different animal encounter. Holding a tarantula may not be as soothing as stroking a dog but it provides an interesting sensory experience and is certainly unusual! Animal-assisted therapy is recognised as an occupational therapy within psychology. Animals can bring people together, helping them see things with a different perspective and to cope in the most adverse of situations.”   

And for those in search of a bit of culture, a duo from the Worcestershire-based English Symphony Orchestra, aka the International Orchestra of Elgar Country, will perform on Thursday January 25th at 11am.   The orchestra is regarded as a major force in British musical life, has recorded a full-length opera (the world premiere of John Joubert’s Jane Eyre) and released recordings including Classic FM’s Disc of the Week. The Elgar Piano Quintet and the Sunday Times Essential New Release the Complete Piano Concertos of Ernst Krenek.
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