Photographs snapped up by The Orangery in Bexhill!


27 September 2017

A budding photographer has generously donated his time and 72 images he took of the local area for older residents in East Sussex to enjoy.

Bexhill resident Jeff Penfold travelled around the area armed with his camera and took a variety of stunning photographs predominantly within the boundaries of Rother. We then paid for these to be transferred onto canvasses and placed around our Extra Care scheme, The Orangery, in Buxton Drive, Bexhill.

These included shots of the sea front, the De La Warr Pavilion and Manor Gardens, together with other places of interest such as Battle, Rye and Bodiam.

Marisa Vause, Project Manager (Extra Care) at Optivo, said: “Jeff had previously met with our residents at The Orangery and discussed potential themes for photographs. Our residents thought local places of interest would be lovely on the wall. We’re ever so grateful to Jeff for his kind act. His images are a wonderful addition to The Orangery.”

Jeff added: “I offered my time to hang the photographs up and it took me three days in total to do this. I’ve been overwhelmed with the response from residents. The reaction has been fantastic and I feel very proud and delighted to have had the opportunity.”

The Orangery is a long way from a residential care home – it provides personalised care, excellent facilities and state-of-the-art apartments designed to make our residents’ later years stress free and happy. It features 58 apartments providing high quality housing for older residents.

Photographs below by JTP Photography:

Image: Photograph by JTP Photography
Image: Photograph by JTP Photography