I was born and lived most of my life in Hull, happily married for 52 years with four children, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren!
From the age of 75 I had health problems and following the death of my husband I was told I must come into full time care.
My son lives in Whitby and he suggested Peregrine House. Having such lovely memories of holidays in the area, I jumped at the suggestion. I spent a day here and enjoyed it so much that I went on the waiting list and duly arrived later that year. The rest, as they say, is history!
I have been here for seven years and am very happy. We are all well cared for in our various needs, well fed with a choice of menu, we have activities and entertainment most days, with the option of joining in or not. We can meet other residents in our large lounge or stay in our own rooms.
We can make our en-suite rooms as much like home as we wish and any reasonable request is granted.
I feel very secure here and free of the worries that home ownership brings, and safe from ‘scams’.
My friends said I was making a mistake leaving my roots but I have no regrets and find it a lovely way to spend the evening of my life.
Barbara GillibrandI came to live at Peregrine House in 2015. Before that I lived in Newholm and when I was fit and active I enjoyed golf and dancing. Now I am channelling my energy into new hobbies here including flower arranging and crafts. I am enjoying my new life here and really like the staff.
I first came to Peregrine House in the winter of 2013. Before that I had lived for 24 years in my home in Whitby where I worked as a housewife and helped my husband.
I was always fond of knitting and when I first came to Peregrine House enjoyed trying some other crafts for a while. Nowadays I tend to do less and the carers here allow me the freedom to choose.
Peregrine House is just like home to me.