Cornelius House has  a schedule of daily and weekly activities, that residents can take up as and when they like – massage & manicure every Monday, hairdressing on Tuesdays, Holy Communion every second Wednesday, Pastimes reminiscence therapy twice a week, ad hoc film screenings and an informal gathering over sherry every Saturday afternoon, and because the food is so great, we like to meal of it and celebrate people, dates and places. So, this January, residents enjoyed haggis (honestly) neeps and tatties on Burns Day and sang along to Auld Lang Syne, on February 14th, residents toasted love over Valentine’s high tea and were serenaded by the Forcina Trio and in March, it was all things Irish, with a gin soaked fruit pudding and Baileys to finish St Patrick’s Day lunch.

A photo of the Forcina Trio

Beyond this, there are annual events to look forward to. The Summer Party sees friends, family and staff enjoying the canapés and drinks under the Pagoda with live music, like  the Miller Men, or this year it will be the fabulous George’s Regis Jazz Band, Easter brings home made cakes and a card and gift sale, this year we’ll be curling up to watch Easter Parade,  come Halloween everyone enjoys a light- hearted evening and Christmas begins with the Christmas Party with live music and friends and family joining in, continues with Carol Service and the Fishbourne Choir, and culminates in a full traditional Christmas lunch.

“I have worked at Cornelius House for several years as a complementary therapist, so I have lots of comments from the residents…..they all agree it’s the best pace to be. They all enjoy the activities, be it an imaginary trip around the country with the super activities lady. The staff never fail to smile and chat with the residents… The Summer Party is great fun, with lots and lots of relatives visiting with grand-children and great grand-children… I would move in when I reach a certain age!”

Cornelius House

114 Fishbourne Road West, Chichester, PO19 3JR
Telephone: 01243 779372
Fax: 01243 783237


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