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Meet Danielle – Manager at Alderman Lodge Retirement Community

At Burghley Retirement Living we want our residents to settle straight into the freedoms of their retirement lifestyle. And for their new luxury retirement apartment to feel just like home. It’s for this reason that the surroundings are stylish, comfortable, warm, and welcoming. Our communal areas are light and airy – set out to encourage social interaction and our buildings are well maintained with daily checks to ensure everything is in working order. Yet we know that it’s not just a building that makes a home. What sets our luxury retirement communities apart is the real sense of community. In short, the people.

We spend a lot of time finding the right people to manage and work behind the scenes in our properties, so that our owners feel right at home. It goes way beyond qualifications, the relationship our staff have with residents is built on trust and mutual respect.

So let us introduce you to the team behind the Burghley Retirement Living. Here, we meet Danielle manager at Alderman Lodge located in Brighouse who once served Sir David Jason fish & chips, sung with Beautiful South at an after party gig held at her bar and once listened to TPau “China In Your Hand”  live from her front room window. Read on for more about Danielle, what she loves about working at Alderman Lodge in the beautiful town of Brighouse, and what she thinks is the best thing about her job.

Outside Alderman Lodge Brighouse Burghley Retirement Living

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I live in a village called Holmfirth (Last of the Summer Wine area) I have two children and one fur baby, my chocolate Labrador called Harley.

Hospitality has been my main area of work over the last 20 years, managing restaurants and various public houses /B&Bs in my local area. When covid came in March 2020, hospitality took a massive hit closing all establishments down this meant that I had a lot of time on my hands, so I decided to do some private care work, this involved home visits.

What does your job as Lodge manager involve?

My job is to be a good neighbour and ensure that the Lodge is a clean and a safe environment to live in with a communal feel.

I’m here to support the residents who live here and make friends and family feel welcome.

Things I’ve been ask to help with so far include, new washing machine settings, setting up smart meters, organising trades for residents, setting up heating systems and if I just fancy a cuppa and a chat.

I also have an important role of the building itself, making sure all maintenance is up to date and making sure regular fire checks and system testing is done to keep everyone safe.

Communal Alderman Lodge Brighouse Burghley Retirement Living

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job definitely has to be the residents, they make me feel so welcome and part of their community.

Can you describe the lodge that you look after?

The Lodge I look after is brand new, everything is crisp, clean and shiny and I feel proud that its my responsibility to keep it this way. Its set in the market town of Brighouse just tucked away enough for peace and tranquilly but close enough for all amenities you could need.

I especially like the communal lounge it’s so inviting and cosy and has a lovely warm feeling with its fabulous soft furnishings I almost don’t want to go home. There is also a balcony leading off from the lounge which is perfect for sitting and watching the world go by on those summer evenings.

The Apartments are all light and airy with lovely modern kitchens and bathrooms, a real fresh feel for residents to put their own stamp on.

What in your opinion is the main advantage of moving into a property like this?

The main advantages has to be the community feel, living within a safe environment.  It’s a perfect balance of independent living within a safe community.

Knowing that there is always help on hand must give residents a great piece of mind.

And of course, me, your happy helpful Lodge Manager!

Find out more about retirement life at Alderman Lodge CLICK HERE

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