Bustling village life returns to Middleton Hall Retirement Village

Activities and events come to life at Middleton Hall Retirement Village.

With singing, social events and sporting challenges now back, the monthly activity program offered to independent residents of the award-winning integrated retirement community of Middleton St George, near Darlington, is full of opportunities.

Join the reintegrated walking band or the “Old School of Rock” choir, participate in the weekly pottery classes or free art sessions, write a poem, take pictures to display on the walls of Middleton Hall’s Orangery Bistro or the Bridge club auctions are just a few of the things on offer.

Anyone looking for an active challenge can sign up to take part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on the equipment at the Middleton Spa gym in the village or in the pool or take part in the weekly table tennis sessions at Bowls Pavilion .

At community estates in the village, green-fingered residents can tend to raised beds and the Middleton Hall Estates team run sessions for volunteers to dig and help around the land. Meanwhile, everyone is always welcome at the regular dining evenings and social events at the Orangerie, including wine and cheese quiz nights and themed events such as the hugely popular buffet night. Sri Lankan.

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Middleton Hall Retirement Village’s director of healthy living, Michael Hodgson, said being able to lead an active lifestyle is one of the main benefits of living in a retirement community.

“It’s great to return to normality and see our vibrant village community reappear.

“We really notice people regaining their confidence. Many join the regular trips we organize to area events and attractions and people return to socialize together at the Orangerie cafe after exercise classes.

“Our social calendar is filling up fast and we are once again connecting with our local community.”

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Retired nurse Sonia Wade lives in one of Middleton Woods’ self-catering retirement apartments in the heart of the village and she enjoys getting back to her regular activities.

“It’s great to chat with others in my weekly pottery class and to be able to go back to The Orangery cafe after our exercise classes and chat and catch up with people who come.

“Everyone is so friendly and nice, I’m so happy to live here.”

To find out more visit www.middletonhallretirementvillage.co.uk or call 01325 332207.

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