Neighbours show how to ‘live life to the full’
05 October 2016
The event organised by The Wrekin Housing Trust, took place at The Park House hotel, Shifnal to coincide with Older People’s Day; a national day which recognises the achievements and contributions that older people make to society and the economy.
Paying tribute to their older tenants, special recognition was given to 25 Good Neighbours who had been nominated for making their schemes happy, healthy communities and making a real difference to the lives of others around them. Awards were also given for successes in baking, fishing, gardening and the dominoes league.
Events Co-ordinator Sue Hughes, who organised the event, said; “Everyone here today has made a positive contribution to their schemes and the lives of their neighbours. We wanted to recognise the unsung heroes amongst our tenants for the fantastic contributions they make. Loneliness can be a problem for people as they age and the things these people do really contributes to the health of those around them.”
Tenant Services Manager Paula Reynolds said; “This event is an example of our continued investment into the health and wellbeing of our Retirement Living residents. We organise a range of activities and social events, and recognise the importance of helping older people to keep active, stay in touch with friends, and get out and about.”
Representatives from AgeUK also attended the event and were thrilled to receive a £5,400 donation from residents who had fundraised during their Queen’s birthday celebration events this summer.
You can find out more about Wrekin Retirement Living by visiting www.wrekinretirementliving.co.uk