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Barnes Lodge Celebrates 10th Birthday

Barnes Lodge is an independent retirement living development based in Dorchester, along Bridport Road near Sainsburys. The lodge was built by Churchill Retirement Living in 2014 on the site of the old Dorchester fire station and was an exciting new housing opportunity for the over 60s. Dame Esther Rantzen officially opened the building in 2015 and it has proven to be a vibrant and welcoming community to those living in the 40 apartments within the building ever since.

The very first homeowner moved into the lodge at the end of April 2014 and so to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first occupancy, a party was organised by residents and the lodge manager. Barnes Big Birthday Bash took place on 1st May and featured an abundance of cake, fizz and raffle all leading to a successful afternoon of celebration that was very well attended.

Lodge Manager, Adam Dicker, said of the event “Ten years is a milestone well worth celebrating and this party was a lovely opportunity to bring together residents to celebrate regardless of whether they have been here at the lodge for 10 weeks or 10 years. The turnout for the event is a testament to the friendly culture and community spirit here which is very much what gives Barnes Lodge it’s character.”

Residents comments include; “The original manager established the pleasant and companionable character of the lodge, and the present manager, Adam, has continued and added to the efficient and good-natured atmosphere. Other residents agree that it is a very pleasant way of life here at Barnes Lodge”. [and] “For our 10th anniversary party, the cake was lit with ‘10’ candles and there were 10 lucky raffle winners. It was supported and enjoyed by many of our residents.”

For anyone who may be interested in our independent-living retirement apartments, we do have some currently on the market for sale, for enquiries please contact our Churchill Sales and Lettings office (freephone) on 0800 077 8717.

Residents are joined by Lodge Manager Adam Dicker (far right) for a photograph to mark the occasion.