Donaldson Lodge

Supported Housing

Potters Bar


10a Manor Road
Potters Bar
United Kingdom

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01707 644718


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Donaldson Lodge offers supported living accommodation for older people in Potters Bar. It was built in 1930 and renovated in 1996. It consists of 12 en suite bedrooms which are unfurnished so you can bring your own furniture, giving it a real home from home ambiance.

We have dedicated staff who work together to provide a comfortable and safe environment. We provide two home cooked meals a day which are served in the communal dining room making meals a social event. Residents prepare their own breakfasts in one of the two pantries provided.

Residents gather in the conservatory most mornings to have a coffee and chat or take part in an activity with one of our volunteers. The garden is well kept and residents are encouraged to take part in the upkeep if gardening is a hobby they enjoy.

We have a visiting hairdresser, chiropodist and optician and we are within walking distance of the Station, Sainsbury's, local shops and the Post Office.

The house has a 24hr careline that offers reassurance for the time when staff aren’t on the premises. 

Key features

  • Alarm system

  • Car parking

  • Communal lounge

  • Conservatory

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Lift

Life at the house

Donaldson Lodge visited by The Ware Joggers

  • Coffee and biscuits in the lounge every morning
  • Residents are welcome to do a bit of gardening if they wish
  • Regular activities with our volunteer Sylvi which include puzzles, quizzes and manicures
  • Friday is our craft/knit and natter morning
  • Summer garden party
  • Musical events – the Ware Joggers
  • Some residents visit the local Theatre for matinee performances
  • The library can deliver books on request
  • We have visits from Lynda the hair dresser every Tuesday who is accompanied by her mother Kath who is herself in her 90’s
  • The chiropodist visits every 6-8 weeks and an optician calls when required

dining room at abbeyfield donaldson lodge potters barOur meals are home cooked, delicious and varied, we follow a 4 week menu that is regularly updated using seasonal fruit and veg.

Janice loves to try out new recipes before adding them to the menu after consultation with the residents.

The hot meal of the day is at 12pm followed by a high tea at 5pm. Residents are involved in menu planning and special dietary requirements are catered for.

Sample Menu

Lunch – Gammon with mash potato, red cabbage and beans
Dessert - Meringue nests with fruit and ice-cream
Tea - Ham and cheese toasties

Lunch – Chicken in sauce with rice or mash potatoes
Dessert - Bread and butter pudding
Tea - Fried eggs on toast

Lunch – Beef casserole with potatoes, carrots and cabbage
Dessert - Tinned fruit & cream or ice cream
Tea - Pate or cheese on toast

Lunch – Lamb shanks with cauliflower, beans and potatoes
Dessert - Rice pudding or ice cream
Tea - Bacon & tomatoes

Lunch – Fish and chips with peas
Dessert - Coconut and jam sponge with custard or ice cream
Tea - Jacket potato with cheese

Lunch – Lime baked chicken breast with carrots, broccoli and potatoes
Dessert - Fresh fruit salad with cream or ice cream
Tea - Soup

Lunch – Roast lamb with roast potatoes, cauliflower and beans
Dessert - Trifle
Tea - Quiche salad, fruit loaf

Contact the house

01707 644718

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