Darwin House, which provides accommodation for older people in Crowborough, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
The house is affiliated to Abbeyfield National and welcomes people wishing to live independently without the worry of maintaining their own home.
It is run by volunteers, and a live-in housekeeper provides nourishing meals seven days a week while residents enjoy hobbies, activities, companionship and outings.
A 50th anniversary party was held earlier this year and the only remaining founder of Darwin House, Diana Hindley, was invited to cut a birthday cake. Other guests included Crowborough Mayor and Mayoress Ron and Linda Reed and Jarvis Brook councillor David Neeves and his wife, Jennifer.
Chairman, Bron Tankard says accommodation at Darwin House includes nine en-suite rooms and two on the ground floor are available at the moment. Residents are also able to enjoy a dining room, conservatory and gardens to the side and back of the house. Parking is available too.
Bron says the house is perfect for people who like to be independent while knowing support is on hand.
The house is close to a Sainsbury’s Local, a paper shop ,hairdresser, rail station, bus stop and near the Brook Medical Centre, which encompasses doctors’ surgery, pharmacy and dentist on the same site.
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