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What can Alice House Day Care offer me?

Alice House Hospice hold Day Care sessions from 9am – 4pm three times each week for people who live in the local community.

The relaxed, friendly social group sessions are a great place to meet up and socialise with other people and where people can learn crafts, join in a host of activities or simply relax with a Complementary Therapy and enjoy a bit of “me time” in the gardens or allotment.

Grandad of two, Dougie Borland, talked about his experience at Day Care:

“I come to Day Care on Tuesday and Friday each week and have been coming for a couple of years now, it gets me out and about and gives my wife a break and some “me time”.  There is a different group on each day and I get different things from both.  I particularly enjoy Fridays which we know as Men’s Day because the ‘banter’ is different and I really feel lifted on those days.

“We’ve recently sown tomato seeds ready to go in the greenhouse which we are going to set up; they’ve sprouted now and are being cared for by the gardener ready for planting out once the weather improves.  It’s too early really to sow any other plants but once the spring arrives I’m sure we’ll do more.  I used to have an allotment of my own years ago and always loved being there and in my garden; now that I can’t do this anymore it’s been lovely to get back to it a bit with the tomato seeds.”

“Dougie has been so excited about growing the tomato plants, it’s really awakened his love of horticulture again; so much so that he insists we all refer to him as ‘Captain Tomato’.

Jen Aylesbury, Outpatient Services Manager

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Hartlepool Hospice Ltd (known locally as Alice House Hospice and formerly Hartlepool & District Hospice)
Registered office: Alice House, Wells Avenue, Hartlepool, TS24 9DA.