Activities Coordinator PJ Spilsbury said the week of activities
has included quizzes and bingo, and the second party was attended
by The ExtraCare Charitable Trust's Chief Executive Nick Abbey.
PJ commented: "We like a good party here. You might think three
parties to celebrate our tenth birthday is a lot but we've had more
than that in the past; sometimes we have seven parties, one for
every day of a special week."
Attending the events was Seagrave's oldest resident, 98-year-old
Annie Hall, who moved in two years ago. In her younger days Annie
and her late husband Ernest were keen cyclists who won lots of club
events and enjoyed riding a tandem.
The party's decorations were designed by Winnie Potter, 86. PJ
praised her and the other volunteers at the scheme. "I wouldn't be
able to manage without her," she said. "She does so much of the
decorating for all of our parties and especially Christmas. I know
that I can go out and leave her to it and she'll work for hours on
end to get things looking right. She works for weeks on every
Winnie has lived at Seagrave for five years and said that she
enjoys life at the scheme: "There's always something going on here
and I do things nearly every day of the week. It's really good
because I don't have chance to just sit in my flat and feel
She added that also does a lot of painting."I used to use
watercolours but I've just started on acrylics which is a lot of
fun," she reports.
Nick Abbey said: "Congratulations to everyone at Seagrave on ten
very happy years. This, to me, is what ExtraCare is all about. A
lot has changed in ten years and all of our projects are building
on the work that has been done here."
Pictures (clockwise from top):
ExtraCare's Chief Executive Nick Abbey with residents Elsie
Tyler (left) and Sheila Lawton (right)
Residents at Seagrave enjoy the party
Activities Coordinator PJ Spilsbury and resident Winnie Potter,
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