Happy 100th Birthday to Tom!

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On Friday, we held a very special celebration to mark a rather significant occasion – Tom, one of our most senior residents, celebrated his 100th birthday! It really was a fantastic, feel-good day for everyone involved.

Tom is a loved character both here at Groveland Park and in the community. He has a wide circle of friends from work colleagues to councillors, and he loves to help around the home, whether he’s pottering around in the greenhouse or delivering the newspapers. Tom has also made a memorial garden for our past residents, which he takes great pride in looking after.

We had a party to celebrate and more than 50 people attended, with Tom’s family and friends here to share his special day with him, along with the Mayor of Bexley and local MPs! As an active member of the community, Tom enjoys the Geddes Palace United Reformed Church lunch club, he sits on the committee of the Belvedere Social Club and attends the Bexley Pensioners’ Forum throughout the year.

As it was an extra-special occasion, we went all out and even had live entertainment with Steve Erickson, our wonderful kitchen team put on a delicious buffet of finger food, complete with Champagne, and a magnificent 100 cake made specially by our chef topped it all off. Better yet, Tom received a birthday card from the Queen and a Buy a Gift voucher from everyone at Groveland Park. Tom has decided to use his voucher to go up The Shard with his family for lunch!

Tom was very proud to show off his home and an amazing time was had by all – it was great to see everyone come together from both in and out of the home and celebrate. From all at Groveland Park, happy birthday to Tom!



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Serenaded by Salvatore de Concilis

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Born in Naples, Italy, Salvatore de Concilis is a London-based pianist-composer and singer-songwriter with big ambition and huge talent. With international experience including in Italy, France, Denmark and Switzerland, we were lucky enough to welcome Salvatore into our home earlier this week, and the residents here at Groveland Park really loved his unique style and versatile repertoire.

This talented Italian pianist and singer wowed our residents with his amazing piano playing skills and fabulous singing voice, covering swing, blues, rock ‘n’ roll and more contemporary records, along with a few of his original instrumental compositions. Salvatore performed all afternoon with great energy and charisma, encouraging great participation by everyone in attendance.

Salvatore plays with such passion and at our residents’ request, he will be coming back to dazzle us with his talent once a month. He has said that Groveland Park is his favourite place to play as the atmosphere and energy is amazing!



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Roaring 20's!

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We had a great time at our event night celebrating the Roaring 20's! 

We're already looking forward to our next one, a Blues and Jazz night on the 6th February!


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Tom Jones at Groveland!

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Our very own Tom Jones, ‘Not the Singer’ is turning 100 in February so we’re busy preparing for his birthday celebrations.

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January Events

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Have a browse through our list of fantastic events planned for January. Anything take your fancy? Just call us to book your place - remember, our events are always free to attend and include food and drink - What's not to like?! 

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December Events

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Have a browse through our list of fantastic events planned for December. Anything take your fancy? Just call us to book your place - remember, our events are always free to attend and include food and drink - What's not to like?!

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Poppy Appeal

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We have raised an amazing £165.84 for the Poppy Appeal, a big thank you to everyone who bought our poppies.

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