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 […]

Erith House News – New Deputy Manager

Congratulations to Conni Masters, our newly appointed Deputy Manager who is delighted to take up her responsibilities this Easter month.  She has been with us at Erith House for over 7 years already and brings a wealth of caring and supervisory experience to this role.  We will have to share her with Walmer House, our […]

Erith House News – Spring is Coming to Devon!

After an unusually wet winter, it is pleasing to see that Torquay has a carpet of lovely golden daffodils stretching far and wide.  A clear indication that spring has arrived here on the English Riviera. The residents of Erith House have been very cosy during the winter months, but they are now restless to explore […]

Erith House News – Annual Home Survey

At this time of the year, we reach out to our residents, family and friends and ask for their participation in an Annual Home Survey for Erith House. We may ask our residents, “Are your meals on time?”, “Are they varied and tasty?”  “Is your linen clean and changed regularly?”, “Are staff courteous and helpful?”, […]