It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the care services at Middleton Hall Retirement Village.

Preparations for the festive season are well underway at the award-winning retirement community in Middleton St George near Darlington.

Residents in the village’s care services have a packed schedule of events and activities to enjoy in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Middleton Hall’s annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 18, was the first date to feature on the festive calendar and the mix of independent local makers’ stalls, raffles, tombola and the chance to see Santa attracted a big crowd of residents, families, friends and members of the local community.

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Throughout November and December, the seasonal social activity continues with Christmas crafts, carol concerts, parties and a Christmas lights switch-on event alongside wreath making, a festive afternoon tea and Christmas shopping trips, offering plenty for residents to get involved with.

Middleton Hall’s friendly and welcoming care services are situated at the heart of the retirement village in the peaceful setting of the beautiful 45-acre Middleton Hall estate and offer a flexible range of options to suit individual needs, focused on helping residents to stay active and independent.

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The attractive Middleton Grove retirement apartments offer spacious and comfortable accommodation for a unique supported independent lifestyle with housekeeping and dining services included to create a lifestyle similar to a country house hotel.

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In a recent review a Middleton Grove resident’s daughter commented: “My mother loved it so much, she decided she didn't want to return home and is now permanently installed in a beautiful apartment with all her own furniture and belongings around her.

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“The concept of independent living with care support on hand at all times is quite unique in this part of the UK. We have been truly delighted with the quality of the accommodation and the beautiful grounds as well as the quality of the food and cannot rate highly enough the way staff support and treat the residents with great respect and care.”

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The higher dependency residential care service in Middleton Court provides a higher level of care for residents with greater physical care and mobility needs. This includes those living with progressive neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, those who have suffered a stroke, and those requiring full assistance with moving and handling.

“Outstanding care given to my father,” said one resident’s family member. “A great team who have made him feel welcome and part of the community.”

In the Middleton Gardens residential care service, residents enjoy large, homely en-suite rooms and are supported by a team of dedicated and passionate carers whilst the innovative small group living houses in Middleton Oaks offers high levels of practical, nurturing support.

“The staff are all amazing, truly dedicated and nothing is ever too much bother,” another family member stated. “As a family, we highly recommend this beautiful retirement village.”

To find out more about the care services at Middleton Hall Retirement Village visit:

Address: Middleton Hall Retirement Village, Middleton St. George, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1HA