John’s Story

I’m quite independent and like to get myself up and ready without any help – or if I do need it, I like minimal help. I then head to the restaurant for a full English breakfast and a nice cup of tea. I really enjoy getting to know the King’s Lodge residents and it’s lovely to have company, as my wife passed away nearly three years ago.

I was an avid gardener and won many local competitions. I then discovered a love of baking, and won lots of baking contests, too. I really enjoy living at King’s Lodge as there are so many activities. Staff are really kind and caring and help me even when I get frustrated, as my hands don’t always do what they used to. I’ve done so much here – crafts, making jewellery and wind chimes, painting, restoring garden furniture, singing, and playing quizzes and bingo, to name just a few.

I have dementia so it is comforting being somewhere I am safe and well looked after, and also stimulated. I find life enjoyable.

King’s Lodge offers something for everyone. We live in a beautiful woodland setting, which is something I love, and it’s easy to overlook being so close to a big town.

We have the best of both worlds – being hidden away but with so much on our doorstep. The King’s Lodge team works really hard so we not only have plenty to do and really enjoy our time here, but also have all the care we need.

I feel looked after, but enjoy my freedom, too. It really is perfect.

Peg’s Story

Peg’s Story

Margaret (better known as Peg) was in the WAAF as catering staff for over 7 years when she was just 16 years old as this was her childhood dream. She looked after the American Pilots in Lowestoft. A...

Eve’s Story

Eve’s Story

My day begins with me waking up and a carer helping me getting washed and dressed. It is lovely to have a bit of company and chat in the morning. I love being able to take my time and choose my own...