The clubhouse is at the centre of the village’s activities. It comprises of a lounge, dining room, library and hairdressing salon, as well as administrative offices. There are also wi-fi facilities throughout the clubhouse. The lounge offers a welcoming place for village residents to meet and relax. The bar is open on Friday evenings and on other social occasions. In winter a fire adds warmth to the atmosphere. An impressive television set enables residents to come together if they wish to watch sporting or special events, as well as films.
A daily midday meal is provided in the dining room, as well as a special buffet on Sundays. Residents also have the option of take-aways and there is a delivery service for a small fee. A menu is provided in advance, together with an à la carte option.
The village has recently acquired the use of a building behind G block, which is to be enlarged and used for a variety of activities.
The library is open daily and is run by the residents. Apart from a good range of books, donated by the residents, a wide selection of magazines are also available, as well as jigsaw puzzles.
The Hair Salon
The hair salon, on the premises, is open 6 days a week and offers facilities to women and men at exceptionally good rates.
A combi takes residents to the Gardens Shopping Centre twice a week. By arrangement residents can also get transport to medical appointments. A small charge is asked for this facility.
We offer a wide variety of both outdoor and indoor activities to our residents. These include:
- Gym and yoga – classes are held almost daily
- Carpet bowls
- Boulle – a boulle court has recently been constructed
- Table tennis
- Tennis – the sisters have kindly allowed us to make use of their tennis court which has been upgraded by a generous resident
- Swimming – there are two swimming pools, one at the top of the village and the other between blocks N and P
- Larmenier Follies – a choir meets weekly
- Craft group – a knitting and sewing group meets once a week
- Film shows – these include a discussion group, a general film and a residents’ choice
- A discussion group is held once a month to discuss current events
A qualified sister provides part-time basic health care in the village. Apart from a regular clinic, she visits ill or frail residents regularly. She will monitor medication, check blood pressure and attend to minor wounds and dressings.
An 18-bed health care unit is run by the VLF, which is required to provide such care to residents in terms of their constitution. The Health Care Centre is run by qualified sisters, of whom one is always on duty – and who supervises the other nursing staff. Residents are entitled to three free days a year. Other care is provided on a first-come, first-served basis but village residents receive reduced rates. Although the centre provides frail care, it does not have the facilities to care for dementia patients. Home-based care is also allowed for residents on their own account.