Our in-house chef, Lisa, is dedicated to creating a varied menu using, wherever possible, fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Our staff are skilled at making sure everyone enjoys the dishes on offer, engaging with our residents to create menus they will enjoy, and often incorporating favourite suggested recipes. It goes without saying that we accommodate all our residents’ specific dietary requirements.
Meals can be taken in a variety of attractive dining areas, in the garden when the weather allows, or residents can choose to be served a lighter snack in the bistro.
Groveland Park has a lovely private dining room that can be booked by residents for special occasions and parties, or simply when a large group of friends and family are visiting.
We have regular gatherings and celebrations at Groveland Park, sometimes involving a hog roast or barbecue, or a tea party. These are always a roaring success and unite the social activities programme with our inspired and successful kitchen. It’s a winning combination!
Our full time activity co-ordinator is a mastermind when it comes to creating enjoyable pursuits that will entertain, provide opportunities for socialising with other residents and interacting with the wider community. Our residents’ input has a large degree of influence when it comes to creating the programme of events, see the examples below. Our very own minibus is always ready to whisk groups away on exciting day trips.
Our own cinema screens regular films; residents can make use of the Groveland Park chauffeur-driven limousine if they wish to arrange their own outing; and the Lily Room Spa provides a huge range of treatments ranging from hairdressing to massages for residents and non-residents to enjoy.
Residents’ visitors are welcome whenever they want to come - here is no need to ring and make an appointment; friends and family always receive a big welcome at Groveland Park, and will be looked after, catered for, and made to feel at home.
The specific nature and timing of activities offered are decided by our residents and we will always do our best to facilitate their choice. Below are some examples of the type of activities favoured by our residents:
Our own spa provides a wide range of treatments for residents and non-residents to enjoy:
Non-intrusive therapy that involves working with the feet and lower legs to restore different areas of the body. A wonderfully relaxing treatment for residents who have limited mobility, or those who simply feel their bodies need an energy boost.
An ancient treatment, this gentle massage to the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face has numerous health benefits including increased circulation and muscle tone, and improved immunity.
A traditional Japanese treatment that reduces stress, aids relaxation, and promotes healing. It’s a gentle treatment that is carried out by Alison, our Reiki Master.
Whether you’re after a new style, a quick refresh and tidy, or a wash and blow dry in advance of an outing or social event, our stylists are available at all times.
Perfect nails whenever you feel like a pick-me-up.
As with all our communal areas, the gardens of Groveland Park are eminently accessible for all residents.
Ground floor doors open out onto our large patio areas where residents can enjoy drinks and snacks from the bar and bistro, or relax in the sunshine, reading, chatting, or simply enjoying the fresh air, space, and the sights and sounds of the outdoors. Beyond the terraces are landscaped lawns through which residents can stroll and admire the trees, shrubs and well-stocked flower borders.
When the weather permits, we open up the doors and allow the outside in. Regular al fresco events such as barbecues, tea parties, and evening drinks are held throughout the balmier seasons.
For those who wish to stroll further afield with a purpose, our local shopping precinct is an easy walk, and conveniently located to allow residents to independently see a little of outside world.