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  • Eco friendly living pays dividends for Waterside residents March 23, 2020 - After six years of living in one of Middleton Hall’s award-winning carbon neutral properties, Waterside residents David and June wouldn’t chose to live anywhere else. The couple’s move in 2014…
  • Covid-19 Updated Information for Middleton Hall Residents and Families 24th March 2020 March 20, 2020 - Coronavirus - Update for all residents and families (24th March 2020) Government Measures The government announcement about the countrywide lockdown last night has instructed everyone to stay at home under…
  • Running the Extra Mile… March 17, 2020 - Image taken from the Great North Run website. At Middleton Hall, we’re well aware that everyone who works here is incredible, but sometimes a Co-owner will go that little bit…
  • Important information for Middleton Hall residents and families March 16, 2020 - Coronavirus (Covid-19) update (7pm 12th March 2020). Following recent communications, we are writing to let you know that we are accelerating Middleton Hall’s response to Coronavirus as part of our…
  • middleton-hall-retirement-village-bowls-club The benefits of taking up a hobby at retirement age March 11, 2020 - It isn’t uncommon at Middleton Hall for residents in their 70s, 80s, 90s and even 100s to take up a new hobby or learn something new. Our team encourage everyone…
  • Guide to Downsizing March 11, 2020 -  Don’t panic! Property downsizing can feel like a big step; first due to moving out of somewhere you might have lived for a long time, but not forgetting the stress…
  • Covid 19 Update 11/3/2020 March 11, 2020 -
  • Open Day CANCELLED March 11, 2020 - Unfortunately, due to the developments in the Covid-19 outbreak in the United Kingdom, Middleton Hall have decided to cancel the Open Day scheduled for the 12th of March. This is…
  • Recruitment Fair on Friday 6th March February 26, 2020 - Recruitment Event Friday 6th March 2020 10:30am-2:00pm The Vision Room, Middleton Hall Retirement Village Please sign in at reception. This is an opportunity to: See who we are and what…
  • ceramic-tile-art-of-dog Pottery Class Paying Off with Ceramic Tile Art February 17, 2020 - Mary Burgoyne, a resident of The Waterside, wanted to capture the image of her beloved springer spaniel- Archie. Friend and Neighbour, Les, was asked to work his magic on something innovative…
  • royal-signals-celebrating-100th-birthday-jack-veteran Second World War veteran Captain Jack celebrates 100th birthday February 17, 2020 - Article taken from The Northern Echo. A SECOND World War veteran has celebrated his centenary alongside army corps with which he served. Captain Jack Wolstenholme, who lives at Middleton Hall…
  • man-graduation-photo-university-black-and-white Former BBC Controller’s distinguished sporting career highlights February 16, 2020 - Ahead of this summer’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a resident of Middleton Hall has been reflecting on a distinguished career in TV sports broadcasting. Duncan MacEwan, age 95,…
  • retirement-village-residents-bird-watching It’s all About the Birds January 28, 2020 - This week has 'flew' by For residents in Middleton Oaks and Middleton Gardens Independent Living this week their days have, quite literally, flew by as they both experienced trips out…
  • headshot-emily-woman-working-Middleton-hall-retirement-village Emily on the fast-track to her dream career January 19, 2020 - A psychology graduate who has set her sights on a high flying career in health and social care is joining the team at Middleton Hall.  Emily Bowering, 21, from Harrogate,…
  • Open Day on Saturday 25th January January 17, 2020 - If you would like to know more about what Middleton Hall can offer to you, a family member or friend, we invite you to visit and see the village for…
  • Recruitment-fair-logo Recruitment Fair on Wednesday 29th Jan January 16, 2020 - The recruitment fair is back at Middleton Hall on Wednesday 29th January from 4-8pm. This is a great opportunity to meet our service managers, see our facilities, and get to…
  • Deck the Halls! December 20, 2019 - Green Christmas cheer at Middleton Hall’s wreath-making workshop Article taken from the Northern Echo Garden waste from Middleton Hall’s grounds has been put to festive use by eco-minded staff, residents…
  • Japanese ‘Raku’ Pit Firing Day October 8, 2019 - Les Simpson, Waterside resident has brought his much-valued enthusiasm and wealth of pottery making experience to others at Middleton Hall. Last weekend, he organised a 'Raku' pit firing day whereby…
  • Celebrating BBC Music Day 2019 October 1, 2019 - BBC Music Day 2019 celebrated the power of music. Right up our street! We know exactly how music cheers, soothes, relaxes and connects our residents on a daily basis. Each…
  • A ‘GRAND’ GRAND LUNCHEON September 12, 2019 - Our popular annual luncheon in the marquee was once again a very popular 'do'. Possibly our Grand Luncheon wasn't what one might expect of an event in a retirement village,…
  • VILLAGE SHOW GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH September 12, 2019 - A record number - over 250 people turned out for the second year of our village show. It was wonderful to see residents from across Middleton Hall, their families, staff…
  • IT’S BACK AND EVEN BIGGER August 22, 2019 - The Village Show – Saturday 7th September 2019      12.00noon – 3.00pm Last September, we celebrated the birth of the Middleton Hall Village Show, an idea inspired by both residents and…
  • Blooming with Pride August 16, 2019 - Blooming with pride…… this was the headline in the Northern Echo this week reporting on the first ever open garden event at Middleton Hall as part of the charitable National…
  • A First! NGS Open Garden Event July 22, 2019 - SATURDAY 10TH AUGUST 10.00AM - 4.00PM Co-owners and residents are enthusiastically putting the last touches to preparations for another first - an Open Garden event as part of the National…
  • RAVE REVIEWS FOR FIRST EVER ARTS FESTIVAL July 18, 2019 - Our first ever arts festival has been hailed as a great success. Created and run mostly by residents the festival featured over 100 displayed artefacts including ceramics, jewellery, photographs, painting…
  • Veteran’s Badges Presented by Mayor June 20, 2019 - Thank you to Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington, who secured veteran's badges for 5 residents of Middleton Hall. The deserving gentlemen were delighted to be presented with the badges…
  • Middleton Hall’s Arts Festival Workshops June 12, 2019 - Monday 24th June will see the triumphant opening of the inaugural Middleton Hall Arts Festival Week organised by residents, co-owners and external artists. The Arts Festival Workshops and Taster Sessions…
  • Middleton Hall’s First Arts Festival Coming Soon! May 31, 2019 - Monday 24th June will see the triumphant opening of the inaugural Middleton Hall Arts Festival Week organised by residents, co-owners and external artists. This inaugural festival builds on the success…
  • Jabberwocky comes to Middleton Hall! May 10, 2019 - Something very different happened at Middleton Hall today! Jabberwocky Market's Pop up Theatre came to visit. This local group is putting on two shows (11.00am and 2.00pm) each day on…
  • Allotments Going from Strength to Strength May 9, 2019 - The allotments are looking fantastic. Residents and staff have worked very hard together to develop the area, perfect for its sunny, sheltered position. They have; painted the raised beds, sheds,…
  • Village Show – Classes Confirmed May 8, 2019 - MIDDLETON HALL VILLAGE SHOW SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 12 NOON - 3.00PM Good news! the list of classes for the upcoming Village Show is confirmed, below (it's two-sided - use the…
  • Middleton Hall becomes Employee Owned! April 3, 2019 - A historic moment for Middleton Hall as Jeremy Walford, directors and trustees sign the deed of trust that completes the transition of the company to becoming 100% employee owned. The…
  • Trustees Now Voted in! March 26, 2019 - Congratulations! Sheenagh Young and Gail Jones have been voted by other staff members company-wide as the two employee trustees on the Trust Board. Both are also representatives on the 8-strong…
  • An All Action Pancake Day! March 5, 2019 - Just a bit of fun they said …! The annual Middleton Hall Pancake Race was, as always, a competitive affair. It truly felt like a village as people from all corners…
  • The Orangery Erupts in Dancing! January 30, 2019 - Rat pack singer Trevor Myers proved to be a great success at our 'Meet & Eat' night. These sociable events are held twice a month throughout winter. Seasonable doom and…
  • Great British Taste Off! January 22, 2019 - Residents were led through an exciting wine list by Iain Andrew of Yorkshire Vintners. They were on a mission to select new wines for the Middleton Hall wine list. A serious task…
  • Spa Challenges for 2019 January 10, 2019 - Looking for an interesting challenge to take you through into 2019? Look no further! Residents, Spa members and staff alike will all be supported in their chosen goal. IT WILL…
  • A Grand Day Out at the Houses of Parliament December 21, 2018 - Middleton Hall was delighted to be invited by ARCO to take part in the first parliamentary event for the retirement village sector. Our aim, with four other similar providers, was to…
  • Chocolate Tasting Sessions to Tickle Taste buds December 21, 2018 - Residents leapt at the chance to sign up for a Chocolate Tasting Session. Greg Whalen, who is working at Middleton Hall as part of the Skills for Care graduate programme, decided to…
  • Another First! Christmas Party for Staff Children and Grandchildren December 18, 2018 - In recognition of the enormous commitment the entire Middleton Hall team and their families make, we invited the children and grandchildren of staff to a Christmas party. Never has the…
  • Youngsters and Residents Make a Wish December 14, 2018 - A special morning indeed; children from St George's Academy and a local nursery happily accepted an invitation to join us at a festive coffee morning. All put their minds to…
  • Christmas Parties Galore! December 11, 2018 - Middleton Grove, Oaks, Gardens and Court have all now hosted their own fab-u-las Christmas parties. Each resident invited family or friends to come along and share the proceedings. All the…
  • Phil Wilson, MP Visits Middleton Hall December 10, 2018 -           Phil Wilson, Labour MP for Sedgefield, was pleased to accept an invitation to Visit Middleton Hall. Not having been for quite some time, there was plenty…
  • ‘Past Times’ Photography Exhibition; an Excellent Pastime December 3, 2018 -           The resident Photography Group, led by volunteer tutor Keith Rowland, has excelled itself with an exhibition named 'Past Times'. Saturday 24th November to Friday 14th…
  • Employee Ownership Association Conference 2018 November 24, 2018 - The slogan for the Employee Ownership Association Conference was "Be Involved, Be Informed, Be Inspired" This is indeed what a party of 10 members of staff from Middleton Hall achieved.…
  • Christmas Fair Countdown! November 15, 2018 - We're all set! The mulled wine is brewed and Santa has waxed his whiskers in preparation for his visit to Middleton Hall's Christmas Fair (he's really quite high maintenance you know).…
  • Brownies and Guides work with Residents on Remembrance Day Project November 8, 2018 - Forty local Brownies and Guides descended on Middleton Hall for a very special evening. This year, being the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, Middleton St George has…
  • Jeremy’s Blog – Sharing Success and Corporate Greed October 26, 2018 - Executive pay is never far from the headlines. Last week, the Chief Executive of a British Housebuilding company walked out of an interview with a BBC journalist when asked about…
  • Shaken not Stirred at 007 Coffee Morning October 24, 2018 - Secret agent James Bond made a special appearance at the 007 themed coffee morning, hosted by Middleton Grove. Residents and staff made some super preparations for the event, with displayed collages…
  • Recognising World Mental Health Day October 10, 2018 - The wellbeing of our staff is extremely important. This year, for the first time we are officially recognising World Mental Health Day. A well-supported raffle was held, not least because…