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Chevrons Living’s Fordingbridge Veteran’s Hub prepares for second meeting

Chevrons Living is getting ready for the second meeting of its breakfast club

Chevrons Living is getting ready for the second meeting of its breakfast club

By Sam Pither [email protected]

Published: January 9, 2024 | Updated: 9th January 2024

Following a successful launch, a Fordingbridge breakfast group for those who have served and ex-emergency services staff is getting ready for its second meeting.

Hosted at Chevrons Living – a development designed to house ex-forces members – the group held its first meeting back in December, seeing 30 veterans attend from across the region.

Aimed at those aged 18 and above, the informal breakfast get-together, which runs from 10 am-12 pm, is priced at £5 and strives to provide a safe and positive environment to socialise, make new friends, and enjoy a bacon or sausage bap cooked by Chevrons’ friendly staff.

Tony Harvey, Manager of Chevrons Living said: “Our first veterans’ hub had a great vibe. We are really focused on community so to bring people together at our breakfast event to get to know each other better, have a chat, and meet like-minded new friends was lovely to see.”

Built for those over 60, with a particular interest to those who have served, Chevrons Living is an active, independent community situated at the gateway to the New Forest.

It features 10 rental studios, all with double beds, en-suites wardrobes, beds, furniture, and small kitchens or kitchenettes, and some with separate living areas.

Residents have access to a community ‘hub’ room, with local information and computer access, as well as an elegant dining area. There are different catering options available, from breakfast, half-board to full board.

Outside, there are landscaped community gardens with a barbecue and patio area, while the crown jewel of the development is the Elizabeth Bar.

The bar offers residents of Chevrons Living the chance to socialise within the community, enjoy entertainment, and participate in activities organised by the newly formed Escape Committee, including visits to local attractions and nearby historical sites.

Tony added: “If you are a veteran or know of one, please tell them to come along, particularly if you think they are feeling isolated or not really connecting with other groups. Our group is relaxed and fun – and very entertaining!

“It’s not necessary to book ahead for the veterans’ hub but if you are thinking of coming along and you can let us know in advance, it does help the team with catering.”

  • To get in touch with Chevrons Living, please email [email protected] or phone 01425 200428.
  • To register your interest in the Fordingbridge Veterans Hub, or to learn more about Chevrons Living, please email [email protected] or phone 01425 200428.

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