There is an extensive calendar of events and entertainment and a host of visiting services for you to enjoy such as hairdressers, chiropodists, aromatherapists, manicurists and a beautician. Take advantage of a host of activities including craft workshops, flower arranging, art classes, exercise classes, food and wine tasting, bridge afternoons, games and quizzes to name a few, as well as shopping trips and regular outings in our own minibuses to local places of interest. The choice is yours.

The specific nature and timing of activities offered are decided by our residents and we will always do our best to facilitate their choice. Below are some examples of the type of activities currently favoured by our residents:

  • Live music
  • Visits by theatre groups
  • Gardening club
  • Our own beach hut for fish and chips on the beach.
  • Pottery
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Lectures/ poetry reading
  • Jazz sessions
  • Classical concerts
  • Day trips to Chichester, Portsmouth, garden centres, hotels for afternoon tea, country drives etc…

Settle down in the lounge or in the comfort of your room. The cafe area allows you to relax with a coffee and the morning paper or enjoy afternoon tea with family and friends. Indulge in your passion for reading selecting a book from our fully stocked library with classic and new novels, free daily newspapers and periodicals as well as access to the internet when required.

The Shelley employs a dedicated activities team to ensure there is always something interesting for our residents to participate in and enjoy the wide and varied choice of activities on offer each and every day. Residents are also encouraged to participate in community related activities, e.g. bridge, ballroom dancing, theatre and cinema trips to maintain lifestyles and contacts within the community.

Go for a ride in our dedicated, all-singing and dancing minibus or use our iPad or computer to surf the web or keep in touch with your family and friends via email; wi-fi is available in most parts of the home too.
Our own instructor will give you simple tuition to get you started and be there to help you further.

From the relaxed to the active, we cover it all. There really is something for everything. Our aim is to deliver the best care possible, in the best environment. Paramount is the happiness of the individual. We endeavour to prevent isolation, promote communication, encourage activities and participation, provide stimulating environments, respect individual freedoms, choices and beliefs.


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