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  • Covid-19 Updated Information for Middleton Hall Residents and Families April 8, 2021 - Important information for Middleton Hall residents and families Care Services – Covid-19 Update (8th April 2021) Local infection levels, although still well above national levels, are coming down (Darlington at…
  • Covid-19 Updated Information for Independent Residents and Families April 8, 2021 - Important information for Middleton Woods and The Waterside Middleton Woods and The Waterside - Coronavirus update (8th April 2021) Local infection levels, although still well above national levels, are coming…
  • Stress Awareness Month 2021 April 1, 2021 - Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. Despite this running for 29…
  • Homemade Pizza Making March 31, 2021 - Our last make your own pizza event was such a success we decided to do another one. Residents across our Care services had the opportunity to decorate their own pizza…
  • World Poetry Day Poems March 22, 2021 - Sunday 21st March was #WorldPoetryDay. To mark this occasion some of our residents and Co-owners have written some poems on the theme of 'Hope for the Future.' We thought we'd…
  • Easter Activities 2021 March 19, 2021 - See the poster below to see how you can get involved in our Easter 2021 Activities!
  • International Women’s Day March 8, 2021 - Today is International Women's Day so all this week we're going to celebrate the wonderful women of Middleton Hall! In 1953 Middleton Woods resident Jean worked for The District Bank…
  • The benefits of living in a safe and connected community March 5, 2021 - Living in an easy to manage property with ready access to a range of facilities within a connected and supportive community are amongst the benefits  of living in an independent…
  • “I would certainly recommend anyone to consider this option” – reflections on living in a retirement village February 26, 2021 - Having the opportunity to take on fulfilling new challenges, being part of a supportive community and avoiding loneliness during lockdowns are amongst the reasons Jane Machin is pleased to have…
  • Report shows retirement village living is the key to a healthier later life February 20, 2021 - A report commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care has provided “overwhelming evidence” of the substantial and widespread benefits of retirement villages for residents who live there. Published…
  • Pancake Day February 19, 2021 - Residents of Middleton Oaks and Middleton Garden Hotel Living celebrated Pancake Day in style this week. Enjoy our gallery below which shows pancakes being perfected and enjoyed.
  • Middleton Gardens – Drinks & Dancing February 18, 2021 - Our Middleton Gardens Residents have been keeping active over the past week with some dancing. They also enjoyed a nice drink whilst listening to some of their favourite music. Thanks…
  • Valentine’s Day treats February 14, 2021 - There were lots of hearts, flowers and cupcakes on Valentine's Day in celebrations to mark the occasion organised by Co-owners in Middleton Gardens Hotel Living and Supported Living care services…
  • How to make a rose out of a ribbon February 13, 2021 - Here's a short tutorial demonstrating how to make a beautiful rose out of a length of ribbon by Middleton Hall's multi-talented Head of Care & Quality, Debby Lamont!
  • Sending love on Valentine’s day February 12, 2021 - Touching hearts across our Middleton Court nursing care service and sending love to all on Valentine's day.
  • Events calendar February – Mid March 2021 February 12, 2021 - The Social Calendar schedule for the next six weeks is below. Please contact Alexis in the Shop if you need any further information.
  • Wintery scenes around the grounds February 12, 2021 - The snow settled across the Middleton Hall estate this week creating some stunning views that many enjoyed whilst out and about in the grounds.
  • Carer Zoe’s vaccine celebration February 8, 2021 - We're delighted to have over 90% of our Co-owners vaccinated. Zoe, one of our amazing carers, is proud to be vaccinated. She said: "I hope the vaccine will enable us…
  • Middleton Hall’s Virtual Choir February 2, 2021 - We're looking at putting together a Virtual Choir to bring our community back together in lockdown. The wonderful Gail Jones, who residents will recognise as one of our lovely reception…
  • Burns Night 2021 at Middleton Hall January 28, 2021 - To celebrate Burns night our Middleton Oaks residents had a day of Scottish themed activities. Elaine from our Healthy Living team helped residents to organise everything from tartan cracker making…
  • The Stables Shop: End of Season Sale January 27, 2021 -
  • Library volunteers standing in front of Middleton Hall library Covid safe library January 21, 2021 - Waterside residents Ken and Christine have set up a safe way of borrowing books from the Middleton Hall library. Email your choice of books from the catalogue below to mh@mhrv.co.uk…
  • Snowy scenes January 14, 2021 - The grounds of Middleton Hall always look wonderfully scenic in the snow. Here are some snowy shots taken by Co-owners around and about the estate. With many of our behind…
  • Bird life at Middleton Hall January 1, 2021 - The Middleton Hall estate is home to a wide range of different species of birds. The list below documents those spotted since 2010. A printed copy is also available to…
  • We saw some ships … December 24, 2020 - One of the residents from Middleton Hall's independent properties in The Waterside has shared the following images of some beautiful model ships he has created over the years. Tony Crompton…
  • Virtual curtain goes up on our Christmas play December 24, 2020 - A Christmas play with a difference has been staged this year by Middleton Hall Retirement Village. On Christmas Eve our production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ featuring a stellar cast of…
  • Delicious biscuit decorating December 23, 2020 - Residents in Middleton Gardens Hotel Living decorated a delicious batch of gingerbread people!
  • Supported Living Christmas get-together December 23, 2020 - There was plenty of festive fun and games at the Supported Living pre-Christmas get-together. Mulled wine, homemade mince pies, chocolate yule log and a sing song all created lots of…
  • Behind the scenes of the Christmas Play December 18, 2020 - The curtain will go up on our unique online production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ featuring a stellar cast of residents and Co-owners on Christmas Eve. Our new Marketing Assistant, Oli…
  • Christmas has arrived! December 18, 2020 - Christmas has well and truly arrived at Middleton Hall. Celebrations have to be very different this year but that hasn't stopped Middleton Hall's Co-owners pulling out all the stops to…
  • Luxury hampers on sale December 11, 2020 - Luxury Hampers are now available to purchase for relatives and loved ones residing at Middleton Hall. Soaps and scents £47.50 Cheese, crackers and wine £27.50 Coffee and treats £29.50 Order…
  • More model trains to stop you in your tracks! December 4, 2020 - Another of our impressively creative Waterside residents has shared some photos of his collection of engines and trains and the model railway he spent a decade building in his former…
  • Winter warming creations December 4, 2020 - As part of the Knitting, Quilting, Patchwork and Crochet week of the 2020 Middleton Hall (virtual )Village Show we were sent some beautiful photos of winter warming and intricately-crafted creations!
  • Lonton coffee packets Great news for coffee connoisseurs November 30, 2020 - We are proud to announce that the Orangery is now serving Lonton Coffee – a small batch Artisan Coffee roastery from Teesdale, that hand roasts speciality grade beans at its…
  • Creative Christmas crafters November 27, 2020 - Some more creative entries for our 2020 virtual Village Show - this time with a festive twist! These delightfully festive designs were submitted as part of our call-out for home-made…
  • Casting call for Middleton Hall’s virtual Christmas play! November 26, 2020 -
  • Stables shop to reopen! November 20, 2020 -
  • Get on board an amazing model railway! November 20, 2020 - One of our independent residents, David Gaskell, has shared an exclusive tour of his stunning model railway. He explained: "The model railway is an ongoing project started about five years…
  • Talented grandchildren and great grandchildren! November 13, 2020 - We have lots of very proud grandparents and great grandparents at Middleton Hall! We're delighted to share the fabulous entries some of them have sent us for the 'Talented Grandchildren…
  • Ceramic plaque created to commemorate Middleton Hall's 120th anniversary Ceramic artwork created to mark 120 years of Middleton Hall November 6, 2020 - A unique hand-made ceramic plaque commemorating Middleton Hall’s 120th year was handed over to Managing Director Jeremy Walford and fellow director Lesley Henderson at the beginning of October. The beautiful…
  • Creative masks! October 29, 2020 - As part of Middleton Hall's socially-distanced 2020 Village Show our Living Well and Hospitality team threw down a challenge to residents and Co-owners very much in the spirit of the…
  • Plant poppies to mark Remembrance Day October 21, 2020 - Our hospitality team has suggested the following eco-friendly idea to help mark Remembrance Day on 11th November. Why not purchase some poppy seed paper and creatively craft your own poppies…
  • Bulbs away! October 21, 2020 - Residents and visitors are set to enjoy a floral treat next Spring when 30,000 flowers are set to bloom! This follows the planting of 2000 bluebell bulbs in October when…
  • Autumn glory! October 21, 2020 - One of our residents has shared some wonderful images of Autumn in the Middleton Hall estate taken during a recent walk around the grounds. Thank you Mike!
  • Photography Week – Pets October 16, 2020 - The Pets category in Photography Week has been a very popular category in our 2020 virtual Village Show. Here's a handsome display featuring plenty of pooches and a pheasant for…
  • Photography Week – Around Middleton Hall October 16, 2020 - We've been enjoying the wonderful photographs of nature taken around the grounds of Middleton Hall that have been sent in as part of the 2020 Village Show's Photography Week. Here's…
  • Decorate a mask! October 15, 2020 - In the spirit of the times, we are calling on all residents and co-owners for submissions for the best decorated face mask! Under the theme of sustainability, we suggest you…
  • Indian Takeaway Night October 14, 2020 - Don't forget to place your orders for the return of our popular Indian Takeaway Night on Saturday 24 October by Wednesday 21 October! Open to all residents and Co-owners.
  • World Mental Health Day 2020 October 9, 2020 - According to mental health charity Mind this year's World Health Organisation-backed World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October is the most important one yet. The charity highlights that "prioritising…
  • Pumpkin carving activity kits available October 8, 2020 - A pack complete with pumpkin, tea light, recipe card and design suggestions are available for residents from our Orangery team. See the poster below for full details.