Joining Auden House residents for their Christmas Quiz
Today I visited Auden House in St Ann’s Court, York, to meet the residents and have a tour of the building.
Auden House consists of 41 apartments and communal facilities for people over 55 who need care or support to live independently. It was built through a partnership with York Housing Association, City of York Council and Southdale and Tees Valley Housing (part of the Fabrick Group).
The complex has some communal facilities which are available to the people who live there, such as a residents’ lounge and a laundry. Other facilities such as the internet cafe and the hairdressers are open to members of the public as well as residents. Residents are encouraged to take part in a whole range of activities and these include a number of events which have been organised in the run up to Christmas. I joined some of the residents to take part in a Christmas Quiz in the residents’ lounge.
It is important for people to be independent for as long as possible and extra care housing schemes like Auden House help them to achieve this. Residents enjoy privacy but they also have peace of mind because there is a scheme manager on site to help if there is a problem. The excellent community facilities at Auden House mean that people need not feel lonely as there are always people to talk to and activities to take part in.
It was wonderful to join the staff and residents of Auden House for their Christmas quiz. There are some great events taking place at Auden House and it is good that people from the local community are taking part. I congratulate the management and staff for working to make Christmas at Auden House special. I hope everyone has a wonderful time.