Meet the residents

Life at Peregrine House is centred wholly round our residents and we’d like to introduce you to some of them. A varied mix of men and women (even married couples sometimes), we have some wonderful personalities here, and they all help to enrich each other’s lives.

From lively characters to the more shy and retiring, we love them all.

Joan Fewlass

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.

Joan Fewlass, resident. Peregrine House

Barbara Gillibrand

I 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.

Barbara Gillibrands, resident. Peregrine House

Dot Humperson

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.

Barbara Gillibrands, resident. Peregrine House

Dot Humpherson with her grandchild, Peregrine House

Elizabeth Smailes

I came to live here at Peregrine House in mid-summer of 2015. Before that I lived with my friend in Whitby and helped on the family farm. I love anything to do with nature; bird-watching, the garden club and flower arranging, as well as activities here which help to keep me active such as motivation and Zumba. I really like the friendliness and helpfulness of the Peregrine House carers.

Elizabeth Smailes, resident. Peregrine House

Dennis Steele

I came to live at Peregrine House in the middle of winter in December 2014. Having lived in Leeds and worked as a period and contemporary decorator I am now enjoying retirement by the sea where I continue to enjoy my interest in antiques and art. I really enjoy the singing here at Peregrine House and our carers’ efficiency and helpfulness.

Dennis Steele, resident. Peregrine House

Dennis Whitehead

From down the coast at Filey, I came to live at Peregrine House in 2014 with all sorts of interesting stories to tell everyone about my days working for the world-famous confectionery company Bassetts. A sports fan, I like watching football and cricket in particular. I enjoy spending time with my wife and like the atmosphere here, especially our varied visitors such as the team from the local wildlife sanctuary.

Dennis Whitehead resident. Peregrine House

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