Celebrating 55 years of providing homes for the over 55s…

Celebrating 55 years

Sutton Housing Society was first registered as a housing society on 19 February 1964; we therefore turned 55 years old in February 2019 and celebrated this with many residents from across our schemes by holding a launch party at Trickett House.

Our core business is housing for older people or the over 55s. We have therefore decided to celebrate being 55, both as a business and what you can achieve as an individual.

We will deliver 55 events throughout the course of the year, including a 55th event at the 2019 AGM. These events help to promote our core work i.e. housing for older people and the benefits this brings.

We are very grateful and appreciative of the sponsorship for various events received form many of our partners – consultants, contractors and service providers.

If you have any questions about our “Celebrating 55” initiative, please contact us at info@shsoc.org.uk

Celebrating 55: List of Events





1 ‘Launch’ Party TRI 19/02/2019
2 Time for a Cuppa Thomas House; Dorothy Pettingell House 07/03/2019
3 Dressing Decibels – hearing loss events (Sponsored by Angela Spain, photographer) Griffiths Close; Peppermint Court; Dorothy Pettingell; Cloverdale Court 11/03/2019
4 St Patricks Day (Sponsored by Hoban Design) Cloverdale Court 20/03/2019
5 World Poetry Day  All schemes 21/03/2019
6 Recreate a pub quiz on 1964; inc St Georges Day quiz Various – skype quizes started January 2019 (ongoing) 04/04/2019
7 Walk to work day – walk to schemes & chair based exercise with staff Norman House 04/04/2019
8 Easter lunch and bingo get togther (Sponsored by Boston & Smee) Trickett House 17/04/2019
9 Easter Events inc. Bonnet Making, Egg Hunting  Various/Griffiths Close TBA
10 Office opening Pat Shaw House April
11 Spring performance Rah Rah (Sponsored by Batchelors solicitors) Trickett House; Cloverdale Court April/May
12 Dementia awareness week – chair based exercises with light show Cloverdale Court 20/05/2019
13 Mosaic Garden display (Sponsored by G4Gardens) Cloverdale Court Begin in April
14 Community history month Visit to Honeywood museum May
15 First Aid Course for residents  Thomas- for all schemes  May – date tbc
16 British Heart Foundation: London to Brighton Bike Ride Robin, Marcie, Michelle & Martin 16/06/2019
17 Bingo Wednesday @ 1:30pm – with lunch Griffiths Close June
18 Inter-scheme darts tournament/bingo/quiz All schemes – held at Peppermint? Thomas? June
19 Trickett BBQ and games afternoon (Sponsored by Paul Marshall) Trickett House 17/07/2019
20 Cloverdale and triangle fun day & farm visit Cloverdale Court July
21 Farm @ Wandle Valley – with L & Q (Sponsored by Boston & Smee) Wandle Valley July
22 Wimbledon event Dorothy Pettingell House July
23 Street Party (Sponsored by Charity Bank) Cloverdale Court 30th July
24 Gardening Competition (Sponsored by Acorn Environmental) Various July
25 Music afternoon in the garden (Sponsored by Charity Bank) DOR/TRI/PEP? 22/08/2019
26 Gaming event  Wandle Valley August
27 Afternoon tea (Sponsored by CID) Robertson House; Ronald House; Old Brewery House August
28 Making a Difference Day – all staff TBA – tree planting? 19/09/2019
29 55 themed AGM & book launch (update + 5 years) (Sponsored by CID) Trickett House 26/09/2019
30 Macmillan coffee morning (Sponsored by CID) Old Brewery House? 27/09/2018
31 Autumn performance from Rah Rah (Sponsored by Paul Marshall) Trickett House Sept.
32 National fitness day Thomas House 01/10/2019
33 National Older Persons Day Various 01/10/2019
34 School to create a 55 display Griffiths Close October
35 Harvest boxes Griffiths Close October
36 Sunflower pots Kent Court October
37 Halloween events – inter-scheme events Various October
38 Safer internet day; digital sessions; get on line week (Sponsored by Aareon) Various; combined with other digital events October
39 Wandle Bike Ride Wandle Valley October half term
40 Random acts of kindness day Various Oct/Nov
41 Christmas party & circus Wandle Valley December
42 Christmas tree events Various December
43 Christmas display at Sutton New Town Festival St. Barnabas Church, Sutton December
44 Christmas Panto Trickett House & Cloverdale Court December
45 Project/ visit from woodside school, Wallington Cloverdale Court December
46 Scheme optical visits Various TBA
47 New garden at Peppermint Court (Sponsored by GDS, Chartered Surveyors) Peppermint Court (social value project) by Dec.19
48 Cloverdale art sessions Cloverdale Court On-going
49 New communal kitchen (sponsored by Serafin) Dorothy Pettingell House TBA
50 CLO gardening project (painting; shrub removal, screening) (Sponored by G4Gardens) Cloverdale Court Spring
51 Great Sutton Bake Off TBA TBA
52 Tai Chi Trickett House; Dorothy Pettingell House; Peppermint Court?; Cloverdale Court? On-going
53 Film showings @ schemes Dorothy Pettingell House; Thomas House; Trickett House On-going
54 55 pledges Various – details on 55 wishes spreadsheet
55 Wishing washing line As above

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