Avondale Care Home

Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury. Buckinghamshire HP19 8EH

New resident enquiries: 01296 438038
All other enquiries: 01296 438034

Aylesbury, the thriving county town of Buckinghamshire, sits on the edge of the beautiful Chiltern Hills in the Home Counties. Its traditional market still survives from the 13th century and sits comfortably alongside the town’s many modern facilities. With its prominent position on Gatehouse Road, our care home offers a haven of calm and tranquility within private landscaped grounds, a few minutes from Aylesbury town centre.

Our home has been purpose-built to the highest modern standards to provide 24-hour nursing care for frail elderly residents as well as those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. We have six separate and well appointed living areas within our 90 bed registration, each accommodating 15 residents. All bedrooms are especially large and have full en-suite w.c. and shower.

There is a variety of day-rooms throughout the home, including a library, gym/rehabilitation, second-floor conservatory, activities room and private dining room (for special family dinners/birthday celebrations) as well as lounges and dining rooms (some with doors to the gardens, others with balconies) – all of which increase choice and enhance the comfort of our residents.

To arrange a visit, please either call our home manager, Shaun Canavan, or simply complete our contact form.

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November Events & Activities – Join Us

To follow are a selection of upcoming activities during November. For the full listing, please download our Avondale November 2015 Menu.

Remembrance Sunday
Sunday 8th November
Avondale pays tribute to the lives of those who survived, were lost and all that fought for the world we come to know to date. A recognised and decorated family member of one of Avondale’s residents leads the talk of remembrance on this day, followed by the memories of those with us who remember the days they lived through, the struggles, the losses and the celebration on the day it was announced that the war was won. This is a special day for Avondale that unites us all as we give our thoughts and thanks to those that we will never forget.

Chiltern Music Therapy
Tuesday 10th & 24th November 2:00pm
Chiltern Music is once again warmly welcomed back to Avondale with their person centred and tailored approach through music therapy. Their sessions have been found to be a success as well as a delight to behold here at Avondale as so many of those we care for discover new and extraordinary methods of expression.

Thursday 19th November 11:30am
Ruth is coming in to provide a relaxing and therapeutic Pilates session. It benefits the mind and the body and is open to all staff residents and relatives.

Zumba Gold
Friday 20th November 11:30am
Kerry Returns with her sublime hour-long fitness session. Mixing high intensity exercises with the joy of dance! Our sessions are specially tailored to meet and match physical the needs of all in our home who wish to attend.

All this is happening as well as our normal Zumba, Pilates, Gym Sessions, Bus Trips and much more. Contact us today on 01296 438 034 to find out more about these upcoming events and activities in November or why not suggest an activity yourself.


Very well done to Major John Rose and Coral O’Shaughnessy, who were recently commended in the inaugural Garden Challenge, held across all the homes. In a competition that began in January and then blossomed over many months, this particularly lovely project saw residents and staff nurturing their horticultural projects together in a great spirit of co-operation and fun.

We are certainly more green-fingered now than when we started, as it was very beneficial to share so much knowledge and experience at Avondale. Thank you for everyone who took part, put in suggestions and helped with planning. The awards were presented on September 24 by Frances Tophill, from ITV’s Love Your Garden. Astbury Mere were the overall winners. Congratulations to all the winners and commended entries. It certainly defines what it is to grow together! Now we are really looking forward to the next Garden Challenge in 2016. Time to start planning!



Avondale reach finals stage in National Care Awards

Avondale Care Home are extremely proud to announce that we have reached the finals stage for judging in three separate categories in this years’ National Care Awards. Maggie Frankum, Deputy Manager is a finalist in the ‘Care Leader of the Year’ category, the care team are finalists in the ‘Care Team of the Year’ category and last but by no means least Avondale has reached the finals in the ‘Dignity and Respect Care Home of the Year’ category.

As you can imagine, we are over the moon with these results Win or lose, we are incredibly proud of the whole teams achievement in reaching the finals of not one, but three separate awards.

Macmillan Cancer Fundraising Event

On the 25th of October, Avondale Care Home held it’s very own coffee morning to support MacMillan Cancer Support. Jim Kirby, Leisure and Wellness Coordinator even had his chest waxed for the charity! Mayor of Aylesbury Cllr Allison Harrison joined in to tear a wax strip from Jims’ chest during her visit to the home to support the event. We managed to raise a total of £72.83 for this thoroughly well deserving cause.


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