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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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If you’re under the impression that older people lament the loss of their youth, you could be in for a shock! In a recent survey by Westcountry retirement housebuilders McCarthy and Stone, late generation Cornish residents revealed more than 30 things they didn’t miss at all about their younger days, and reasons they love being more mature.

From the hassles of a working life to the trials of raising kids, the survey responses give some amusing insight into what we sometimes don’t realise to be the benefits of aging. Here are some of our favourites:

Things they don’t miss about working

We all have moments when we wish it was our time to retire. From the daily grind of traffic on the commute to our workplace to being forced to spend time with colleagues we probably wouldn’t choose as our friends, working full time is no walk in the park. Here are some of the most irritating things these Cornish retirees picked on, which they are more than happy to see the back of now:

• Being woken up by an alarm clock

• Having to be up and out at a certain time

• Spending five days a week at work

• Having to dress up for work

• Waiting for pay day

• Never having a lie-in

• Spending all day staring at a screen

• Enduring the commute

• Spending the week with people you don’t like

• Coping with a boss looking over your shoulder

If there’s one thing most people of working age could wish for, it would be more time, and that’s a given when retirement comes our way. Time, freedom and choices; things that are severely lacking during our hard-working middle years.

Things they don’t miss about family

We all love our kids, but sometimes they really do try our patience too. Even if it’s not the kids themselves, the hectic lifestyle that comes with them can be enough to wear you out. Here are some of the things these older people don’t miss about family life: 

• Tidying up after the kids all day long

• Getting the children out of bed for school

• Ironing school uniforms

• Cooking big family meals every night

• Doing the weekly food shop

• Socialising with other parents

• Being the kid’s taxi / emergency break down service

• Juggling after school activities

• Packing for family holidays

• Balancing work and family commitments

It’s always sad when the day comes for our children to leave the nest, but at the same time, it’s the start of a new chapter for us too. As much as we’ll miss being hands on parents, we should also look forward to the prospect of a more selfish lifestyle where we don’t have to always put others first.

Things they don’t miss about life

Life in general can be tough, particularly when you’re young. From going on a disastrous date to nerve racking job interviews, life can be hard when you’re young and inexperienced. Here are some of the things this group of retirees in Cornwall definitely won’t miss about being younger.

• Sitting exams

• Financial worries

• Awkward first dates

• Not being confident in themselves

• Struggling to get on the property ladder

• Worrying about looks

• Worrying about what the scales say

• Doing DIY at the weekend

• Competitiveness among friends

As you can see, although aging has its own set of worries that come with it, there are things to look forward too. Here at Fernhill House, we want to reinforce the positive aspects of growing older, helping older people to see the good things that are left in life and helping them to enjoy the freedom and flexibility that comes with our later years.

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