Mrs Aimee Clarke lives at Erith House, and here are some of her life experiences.

Mrs Aimee Clarke enjoyed her 103rd birthday on Wednesday 28th January 2015.  Surrounded by members of her family and Erith House staff, she spent the day very quietly and contentedly. Aimee was born at Forest Gate in Stratford, London in 1912.  She had 4 brothers and 2 sisters and they were a very close family.  […]

Erith House News – Looking Back and Focussing Forwards

The management and staff of Erith House would like to wish everyone a very happy new year as we bid a fond farewell to 2014 and look back on what was a very good year. One of the highlights of our family celebrations here at the home has to be the festive season and the […]

Erith House News – Celebrating the Seasons

What a splendid summer it has been this year with sunshine and fine weather pouring all the way into October.   All of a sudden, here we are preparing for the festive season once again. Residents take part in a regular Arts Class, and are currently painting Christmas motifs which will be cut out to create […]

Erith House News – Talk by Torbay Mayor

The residents and staff of Erith House were very pleased to welcome back Mr Gordon Oliver, Elected Mayor and Leader of Torbay to give a talk about his role as Mayor. He also gave a fascinating overview of the important part that Torquay has played on the world stage in years gone by. When Mr […]

Erith House News – Enjoying an Indian Summer

With the suggestion of an Indian summer in prospect, the residents of Erith House can look forward to an extended period to sit out and enjoy their lovely garden. Activities are a priority here at the home but they are no competition for the fresh air of Torquay and the glorious afternoon sunshine that has […]

Erith House News – Annual Garden Party

Saturday 26th July was a Great Day for everyone here at Erith House.  The sun shone, the garden was in full bloom and we were very pleased to present Sue our Housekeeper with some surprises in recognition of her sterling work at Erith House over the last 25 years.  (You can’t leave yet, Sue!) We […]

Erith House News – “Did You Survive?” – Wartime Reminiscing

Recently I (Tina Fenton, administrator at Erith House) sat down with Margaret, one of the residents, and we spoke a little about her childhood in Torquay.  She told me how, as a local girl, she had been evacuated from St Marychurch Primary School during the bombings of World War II. What Margaret described was very […]

Erith House News – A Kaleidoscope of Activities

Providing a schedule of activities to engage the interests of 20 residents can be a very big challenge.  Getting the balance right is rewarding but getting it wrong is nothing short of a faux pas.  A never-to-be-repeated experience! When the weather is favourable, residents enjoy sitting in the garden listening to a talk or watching […]