Last Friday RV hosted an informal gathering at one of our villages, The Moat House, to mark the progress in building work for a new care home. We were joined by the village’s existing residents, their families, and other local guests including local MP Sir Alan Haselhurst.
Sir Alan unveiled a foundation stone which will be placed within one of the main walls as the new building starts to take shape in the coming weeks. The day represented the culmination of literally years of planning – from the funding to finance the scheme, to permission to build, and then subsequent design and care issues. There’s still the fitting out and the recruitment process to come.
While much is written about our elderly generation being forgotten about, this is a clear example of their provision coming first and Sir Alan touched on this is his speech. I’m not suggesting our company is a shining light for others to follow, there are plenty of other private and public sector organisations providing and planning for the future for the older generation. But Friday signalled an important day for us and I don’t think anyone can underestimate how many more of these occasions there needs to be to redress the balance and provide outstanding facilities for our elders.
After their working lives, bringing up families and living through all that the last three score years and ten have thrown at them, they have not only earned the right, they deserve a good standard of living. And in case we forget, it will be us in their shoes in the not too distant future and wondering ourselves just what lies ahead for us.
The village in question here is The Moat House, on the edge of Great Easton in the Essex countryside. If you want to view the short video of the event, please click the Play button above.
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