Newsletter - Lincombe Manor

Newsletter | Issue 8
Spring 2015
We are delighted to welcome you to our Spring newsletter.
The Valuation and Financial Health
Check event in February proved a
great opportunity for our treasures and
personal finance to come under the
expert’s eyeglass, with Lincombe Manor
providing a suitable backdrop.
Lincombe Manor
Retirement Village
Middle Lincombe Road,
Tel: 01803 389 859
Hunting birds
Listening to the speakers, auctioneer
Michael Bowman and financial expert
Nick Richards from Charles Royle, it
was clear just how important it is to
keep up to date, and how the market
place can impact on your investment.
Even changes in our lifestyle can make
a significant difference to the value of
assets. For example, in the antiques
arena brown furniture seems a lot less
appealing these days. Although good
news for those thinking of downsizing
as big statement furniture still holds its
value as do the smaller pieces that fit into
more modern room sizes.
We have some wonderful guests to look
forward to welcoming in April with a visit
by fabulous hunting birds to Lincombe
Manor’s lawn on April 18 as part of our
spring BBQ.
Karen Andriunas is one of the few female
falconers in the UK and she has created a
centre at Ipplepen near Newton Abbot –
home to an extensive collection of Birds
of Prey from all over the world, set in the
beautiful Devon countryside
an entertaining, educational experience
right on your doorstep – being so close to
these majestic birds is a truly remarkable
experience that you will not forget.
Expect to meet and, if you like, handle
Falcons, Hawks, Owls and Eagles. Enjoy
Michael Bowman (above) had the room
in rapture as he reviewed the valuables
put before him whilst interjecting with
funny and interesting tales accumulated
during his 29 year of operation from his
Chudleigh auction house.
Nick Richards (right)
made it very clear
just how vital it is
to keep abreast of
your paperwork.
Guests took the
opportunity to learn
how important it is
to review finances,
particularly in
Michael Bowman:
Charles Royle:
01626 324071
01626 332083
So check your diary and make sure you
are free on April 18 – the BBQ will be
available from 12.30-3.30pm and you can
meet Karen and her birds from 2-3pm.
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Summer wardrobe inspiration
BASLER at Hoopers Torquay presents
their Spring/Summer collection at
Lincombe Manor on April 1st from 11am.
and high-quality materials – there is
something for every woman’s wardrobe to
be found in the collections.
Enjoy the latest collections from renowned
fashion house BASLER at a special private
view presented by Rebecca Meaden from
BASLER against the beautiful backdrop
of Lincombe Manor.
Special offers will be available for those
keen to place orders on the day and
the collections will also be available
to view in person after the show. The
BASLER collection is also on sale at
Hoopers Torquay.
There will be plenty for guests to
admire with a collection that ranges
from cool, casual looks through to
elaborately designed dresses and elegant
combinations. BASLER presents a
cheerful selection of intricate patterns
Tickets are available in advance at
just £3.50 – please contact Sharon for
further details on 01803 290300.
Property Prospects
Manor mysteries
Apartments for sale at Lincombe Manor
Retirement Village.
With help from the Moonstone Theatre
Company we will be treated to a
thrilling afternoon of classic period
mystery and murder in May.
Apartment 14, The Manor House.
Up on the second floor, this flexible
apartment is light and yet cosy too.
Facing mainly South-East, and with a
stunning view from the main bedroom
out to sea over the roof of Thatcher View
apartments, this property will make
someone a lovely home.
It could be a one bedroom apartment
with a sitting room and a kitchen/diner,
or a two bedroom apartment with a
living room/kitchen. Every room has
the sunny views out to sea, and the
apartment is tucked away up in the eaves
of The Manor itself and would really
suit someone who would appreciate
the changing views of the seas around
Thatcher Rock and Orestone Rock.
The company is based in South West
England and performs bespoke theatrical
shows and activities around the country.
There is nothing too taxing involved
in our event – a simple afternoon
tea with extra ‘thrill’ and a hint of
Agatha Christie to mark the 125th
anniversary of her birth. You will have
an opportunity to play detective as the
story unfolds around you.
The plot is woven around the history
of Lincombe Manor so should prove
historically interesting as well.
Full details will be available closer to the
time, but do save May 14 in your diary
in the mean time.
If you know someone who may be
interested, this apartment is for sale at
£249,900 and is ready for immediate
occupation – let Angela know of any
interested parties.
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Pick of the Top Tips
Many of you will have noticed materials
available at the recent Valuation and
Financial Health Check event.
If you would like a copy of anything
from the Top Tips range please do ask
Sharon. Topics covered so far include:
Health & wellbeing
Live for today, but plan for
tomorrow. Take advantage
of the option to enjoy the
flexibility and freedom of living your
life the way you want to and at your
own pace within the safe and secure
environment of the village.
Lincombe Manor offers organised keep fit
and activity programmes geared towards
an older but active generation for peace
of mind physically as well as emotionally.
The 24/7 porter service available to
residents ensures there is always someone
on-hand to support your wellbeing.
Finance & legal
Financial decisions that
we make in retirement
are some of the most
important, especially when changes
in the economic climate may have
long-term personal and financial
consequences. Planning for the future
may feel something of a burden to face
up to, however addressing your financial
prospects early makes for a more
Ping Pong or Whiff-Whaff?
Lincombe Manor residents felt that
an occasional match of table tennis
was required – and so table tennis
equipment has been provided.
A league system currently being
devised to optimise fair use of the
facility and, when not in use, the
table will be folded and stored next
to the TV room.
Mixed doubles will soon be ‘served’
for staff and residents. Please watch
the noticeboard or ask Sharon for
further information.
suggesting Lincombe residents try to
achieve this straight away.)
Early manufactured rackets were often
nothing more than pieces of parchment
stretched upon a frame, with the
distinctive sound generated in play
giving the game its first nicknames of
‘Whiff-Whaff’ and ‘Ping-Pong’.
Table tennis made its Olympic debut
in 1988 and its Commonwealth Games
bow in 2002.
organised future and could help you to
plan for some more exciting activities to
look forward to.
Don’t leave it
too late
Many people are coming
to realise that if they
make retirement choices now their
children or relatives won’t have to
make them later. Living in a retirement
community such as Lincombe Manor
is an option that suits many, enjoying
retirement in an independent, safe and
secure environment.
It’s advisable to be proactive and do your
homework now and establish your plans.
Quiet Room for
We have created a cosy and comfortable
‘Quiet Room’ for the sole use of residents
at Lincombe Manor.
Making use of the library, the
room now boasts two comfortable
Chesterfield settees and a television
for peaceful enjoyment of
entertainment. The selection of games
has also been increased.
The aim is to ensure our growing
numbers of residents have choices as to
where and how they can relax in and
around the village.
Table tennis began in the 19th Century
as an after-dinner parlour game for
upper-class Victorians.
Back then, a cigar box lid was used
to hit a rounded Champagne cork
over books on the dining room table,
but it has developed into an exciting,
fast-paced sport with the ball travelling
at speeds of up to 70mph. (We’re not
Residents’ carer Teresa takes up the table tennis
challenge with maintenance man Gordon.
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Spring is springing. As ever the
Assistant Estate Manager, Sharon
Nicol is planning activities throughout
the year alongside the regular events
available for you to enjoy. Please
contact Sharon to book your place, or
tell her of any suggestions about the
activities and events you would like to
see at Lincombe.
TOADS Fashion Show
Thursday May 14th 2PM TO 5PM
The Moonstone Theatre Company is
coming to Lincombe Manor to present
a mysterious performance. Tickets are
£15 per person, which includes the
entertainment, afternoon tea and a
Pimms reception.
Greenway House visit
Thursday May 21st
Saturday March 21st 7PM
Take a look around the home and
gardens of Agatha Christie before a light
lunch and/or afternoon cream tea.
TOADS, the theatre company, do fashion
at Lincombe Manor reviewing a spring/
summer collection.
Wednesday April 1st 11AM
See page 2 for further details.
Easter weekend
April 3rd to 6th 11AM
Good Friday afternoon tea from 2-5pm
Sunday lunch from 12.30-2pm
Saturday April 18th 12.30 – 3.30PM
An opportunity not only to enjoy a
lovely meal, but we will also be treated
to a visit from the hunting birds of
Devon Birds of Prey at 2pm on the lawn.
The birds will be available for residents
to handle, under supervision of course.
Tickets are £15 per person, which
includes the BBQ and a glass of fizz.
Yoga class – 11am
Residents shopping trip – 10:30am
(one- and two-hour trips available)
Residents’ Hotpot – lunchtime
Thursday June 11th
A day trip to the local vineyard for an
opportunity to taste their lovely wines,
enjoy a spot of lunch followed by a nice
walk and/or just sit back and relax.
Pilates classes – three classes take
place on Thursdays
French summer party
Coming Soon… In the spring,
board games for residents every
Thursday afternoon will be out on
the lawn (weather permitting)
Thursday June 25th
Spring BBQ
Weekly Events
Pilates classes hosted by Miranda
Coe (Lord Sebastian Coe’s sister)
take place in the afternoon
Sharpham Vineyard
BASLER/Hoopers Fashion Show
Powderham Castle
Afternoon tea
A Riviera-style party with French
entertainment. Tickets are £15 per
person, which includes cheese and
breads, French pastries and wine.
Summer BBQ
Thursday July 23rd 12.30 TO 4PM
Entertainment for this relaxing summer
affair comes from Man of Magic Oz
Symons – prepare to be amazed. Tickets
are £16 per person, which includes a
summer cocktail and BBQ.
Fizz & Chips evening
Film Night Fridays are set to
return again soon. Please look
out for details.
Sunday lunches in the restaurant
Thursday 30th April
Sharon is off to look around the beautiful
castle and enjoy a tour of the gardens and
you are all invited to join her. Lunch can
be arranged in the Orangery Restaurant.
An Invitation
Useful Numbers
In The Village
In the Town
Estate Manager, Lesley:
01803 389861
Estate Porters: (24 hour service)
01803 290300
Property Sales, Angela: 01803 389859
Care Centre, Paul: 01803 389819
NHS Direct: 111
Taxi: 01803 292292
Wellswood Newsagents: 01803 293941
Pharmacy: 01803 293732
Theatre: 01803 299330
English Riviera Centre: 0844 742233
Torquay Library: 01803 208300
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If anyone you know may be interested
in the accommodation here at
Lincombe please don’t hesitate to
arrange an ‘At Home’ visit Rosemary
would be delighted to host afternoon
tea for you and your guests and
show them round the remaining
apartments. Pop in and see us to make
arrangements or call Angela Ricards
on 01803 389 859.
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