Thirty Years ago today
Aveley Lodge opened its doors,
To welcome folk who needed help
Like my mum, and maybe yours.
On entering the building
A calm atmosphere you’ll feel,
A clean and fresh environment
And the welcome you get is real.
The staff are friendly and helpful
And really very kind,
If you have a problem
Just tell them, they won’t mind.
There’s lots of different activities
To exercise body and mind,
With music, movement and singing
Plus crafts of many a kind.
But nobody is forced to participate
To join in is the resident’s choice ,
They even hold resident meetings
So in their home, they have a voice.
The garden too is lovely
With vegetables and flowers,
The perfect place to go and sit
To while away the hours.
Many a person sings your praises
Your reputation is well known,
Praised by resident’s relatives
‘cos their loved one has a good home.
So congratulations Aveley
On your successes in the past,
Please maintain the standard
And long may Aveley last.