Get out and about with VASA this Autumn and enjoy making new friends, seeing new places and arriving in style with one of our volunteer drivers!
This Autumn VASA are hosting a variety of events such as lunch clubs and afternoon teas. Have a look at our very busy calendar for Autumn and come and get to know us and our clients.
We have lunch clubs at:
- Stratford Old Town – Escape Arts
- Lawrence Mackie House in Wellesbourne
- Methodist Centre in Wellesbourne
- Shipston (supporting and promoting Age Concern)
- Henley in Arden
We also have afternoon tea at the stunning location of Halls Croft in Old Town, Stratford. Explore the beautifully furnished Jacobean home of Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband, Dr John Hall. Wander into the tranquil walled garden and discover the fragrant medicinal herbs, as Dr Hall would have used in his remedies.
The main part of this fine timbered property was built in 1613. For most of its history, it has been the home of prosperous, often professional people and in the mid-19th century it served as a small school. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust purchased Hall’s Croft in 1949 and, after substantial repairs and alterations, opened it to the public in 1951.
John Hall was a physician of some renown and his case notes, published after his death in 1657, were a popular textbook for other doctors for many years. Dr Hall was a compassionate and diligent physician, treating both rich and poor, Catholic and Protestant patients alike. While some physicians practised astronomy or blood-letting, John Hall’s preference was for treatments made from plants, herbs, animal extracts, gemstones and rocks.
This time of year is too nice to sit at home and clients can call us to book a volunteer driver for just .45 p a mile and a £2 admin fee.
TIME TOGETHER: A new group for retired Henley in Arden residents to meet up for coffee and cake with good company
FINEST CATCH: Half price lunches in Henley in Arden! Call Sam for more information.