Seeing a smiling face and staying busy and active are central to daily life for residents living in the care services at Middleton Hall Retirement Village.

The high-quality care services, which are a part of the unique award-winning retirement village community at Middleton St George, near Darlington, offer a choice of care support including residential, higher dependency and dementia care services alongside supported independent retirement apartments.

Being part of the retirement village community means that residents benefit from an exciting range of health and leisure facilities.

The Northern Echo: Middleton Hall Retirement Village is situated in a 45-acre estate.Middleton Hall Retirement Village is situated in a 45-acre estate. (Image: Middleton Hall Retirement Village)

Alongside a programme of activities and events for residents and their families, residents are supported to carry on enjoying healthy and independent lifestyles and stay active in body and mind for as long as possible.

Highlights over the past month have ranged from live music, pancake races and Valentine’s Day events to competitive carpet boules, chair games and contemplative art classes.

The Northern Echo: Professional singer Chris Johns performed an afternoon of classic song hits.Professional singer Chris Johns performed an afternoon of classic song hits. (Image: Middleton Hall Retirement Village)

  • An appreciative audience thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon performance in the Middleton Hall restaurant of classic songs from the 1950s through to the 1980s by professional singer Chris Johns;
  • Laughter is guaranteed during the chair games and board game afternoons for residents in Middleton Court’s higher dependency care service;
  • The Restaurant was also the venue for a spirited game of play your cards right for all care residents;
  • Friendly competition is the order of the day for the regular carpet boules matches in the residents’ lounge for Middleton Grove’s supported independent retirement apartments;
  • On Shrove Tuesday residents raced to victory in a pancake flipping extravaganza organised by the team in the village’s exclusive Health & Wellbeing Centre;
  • Trips out into the village’s stunning 45-acre estate often include a visit to see the Middleton Hall chickens and ducks in their poultry coop and run;
  • The weekly traditional art class in the Middleton Hall Art Studio is a haven of creative concentration for all participants.

The Northern Echo: Creative concentration in the weekly art class.Creative concentration in the weekly art class. (Image: Middleton Hall Retirement Village)

To find out more about the care services at Middleton Hall Retirement Village call the village’s friendly team on 01325 332207 or visit

Middleton Hall Retirement Village,

Middleton St. George,


County Durham,