Our Way of Life
Belmont Lodge, in Bushey, Hertfordshire, opened in February 2002. A former nursing home, Belmont Lodge is a substantial property, and having been converted into an Abbeyfield home, provides accomodation for up to 12 residents.
Every apartment has en-suite facilities and there are lovely lounges and a pretty garden for residents to enjoy. A full programme of activities is organised by our Activities Organiser.
Belmont Lodge is situated in Belmont Road - a wide, quiet residential road. It is a five minute walk from local shops and bus routes. Watford is a short bus ride away, where there is a civic centre, general hospital, library, a large indoor shopping mall (the Harlequin Centre) and many other excellent conveniences. There are also many numerous places of worship within easy reach.
The facilities at Belmont Lodge are as follows:
2 residential units (for couples) comprising a double bedroom, sitting room and en-suite bathroom;
2 residential units with a single bedroom, sitting room and en-suite bathroom;
6 residential units comprising of a studio flat with en-suite bathroom;
Bathroom with assisted bath;
Staff flat for the resident Manager;
Single Room for the deputy/relief Manager;
The property also provides:
A Communal Dining Room;
Lounges, Sitting Room, TV Areas & Sunroom, with access to the garden;
Lift & Facilities for Disabled Access;
Throughout any one month, there are around 16 different activities organised for residents, which may include: Outings to Places of interest and beauty (Includes volunteers for wheelchairs); Lunches out with the Residents; Entertainment in House (Sing-Song with pianist); Art and Crafts; Residents making Judaica items for sale at our Garden Party (Cholla Cloths & Kippot etc); Making re-used birthday & New Year cards; Bridge; Bingo; Decorating Pottery; Gardening Club; Current Affairs talks; Sedentary keep-fit.
We have a sub-committee of six for these events and our very dedicated volunteers organise and help to run them all.
As you can imagine, it all takes time and effort and many phone-calls to get these events running and to make sure that our intrepid volunteers are able to provide strength for the wheelchairs and transport when required for outings.