events montrosa

Events at Montrosa

In 1951 the original Montrosa was founded on Avenue Victoria, a sheltered housing environment for retired men and women. Members of Soroptimist International of Scarborough were involved in setting up the project, and maintained an interest in managing and running the home, which was welcomed in Scarborough as an interesting place to live for those older people who were able to retain their independence but wanted a supportive network around them. In 2001 a new, purpose built resource was opened on Esplanade Road, and continues to offer as service up to the present time. Residents are offered a 'home from home' – their own comfortable, en-suite room, with television, WiFi and telephone points; a pleasant and airy communal lounge and conservatory; all meals provided to a high standard of cuisine, and a pretty garden to use in the better weather. There is a car park for residents who have their own transport. It has been described as 'like a 4 star hotel but residents having a more friendly interaction with the staff'. The management of Montrosa is overseen by a Board of Trustees, all volunteers. They support an enthusiastic, caring and skilled staff team, several of whom have been working at Montrosa for many years. Everyone is extremely proud to say that all residents and staff have remained Covid – free since the start of the pandemic. What an achievement! Seventy years of service was celebrated recently in a socially distanced way at the Annual General Meeting, when the Chair of the Trustees, Julie Pratt, handed over to the incoming Chair, Helen Rogers. In attendance was David Fowler, the Resident's Representative and author of his recent book, 'The Montrosa Story', which tells the history of Montrosa from 1951 until the present. If you are interested in considering Montrosa as your future home please ring 01723 361209. You can be assured of a warm welcome.