Enjoy Your Later Years At A Elderly Care Home
A month of fun for residents at Alpha Care Homes
Redditch (I-Newswire) October 2, 2012 - Special visitor popped in for a cuppa at Wayside Care Home, Alvechurch care home,
and Bromsgrove care home.
Muggy, the Macmillan Cancer Support mug, popped in to chat with residents and staff at the homes.
The Retirement homes were preparing to take part in the cancer charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September. Relatives, staff, residents and visitors all came together to enjoy a hot drink, a piece of cake and a chat at the event while raising money for a good cause at the same time.
Tracey York, Business Development Assistant at Alpha Care Homes, which owns Wayside, said: “We are all looking forward to taking part in the coffee morning and raising funds for such a worthwhile cause as Macmillan Cancer Care. Many of our staff and residents have been affected by cancer and as a group we try every year to raise funds for this great charity.
“The residents really enjoyed seeing Muggy – it made them all smile.
Also this month a couple who met during the Second World War recently celebrated seven decades of married life with family and friends in Bidford-on-Avon.
Waterloo House Retirement Homes residents Gwendoline Chappell, aged 91, married husband Robert Chappell on September 7th 1942. The pair, originally from Sturton-le-Steeple, in Nottinghamshire, met in 1939 while Robert was out walking.
During the war, Mr Chappell worked as a chef in the army and Mrs Chappell worked for the War Office. The couple have one son, Graham, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
They had a special Platinum wedding anniversary celebration at Waterloo House Retirement Homes, in Waterloo Road, Bidford-on-Avon, to mark their big day.
Mr Chappell said: “I was just out for a walk one day and I saw her and went over to speak to her. We didn’t meet that often during the war as I was stationed in Iceland, then came back and was sent to Normandy just after D Day. The work Gwen did for the War Office was top secret and she would never tell me about it.”
After the war, Mr Chappell carried on working as a chef out of the army and his wife stayed at home to look after their son.
Ninety-six-year-old Mr Chappell, who says he still keeps himself active by looking after a small herd of cattle and helping his elderly neighbour tend the garden, said: “We both used to enjoy gardening, it was a lovely hobby to share. We’ve had a lot of happy years together.”
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