ExtraCare Resident Stories

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media picture Yvonne Jack
Hughenden Gardens Village, High Wycombe
Making the decision to move

Great grandmother Yvonne Jack was just 16 when she met Neville who had recently arrived from the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent.

When she was 17 they were married, and their first home was a rented single room with a shared bathroom.

Yvonne still recalls how fantastic it was to move into the three bedroomed semi-detached house where she still lives now.

That was more than 40 years ago; the house became the family home, where they brought up their four children. ‘My husband dug the garden and put vegetables in.’ Yvonne recalls. ‘I didn’t want to move again.

media picture Lynne Chalk and Val McBride
Longbridge Village, Birmingham
Moving to the Village

Lynne and Val were born just two days apart. They went to school together. They started work in the same office. And when Lynne married Val’s brother at 16 it was Val who was her bridesmaid.

media picture Gill Heath
Longbridge Village, Birmingham
Moving to the Village

Gill Heath loves her beautiful garden. It has a hot tub, a dining area, a fish pond, a vegetable patch, and even a waterfall. But she says: “There comes a time when to you are just ready to hand it over to someone else.”

media picture Roy and Margaret Seaton
Earlsdon Park Village, Coventry
Moving to the Village

Roy and Margaret Seaton are moving to a two bedroom apartment at Earlsdon Park Village on 14th July.

media picture Rebecca Davies
Earlsdon Park Village, Coventry
Moving to the Village

The memories come flooding back as great grandmother Rebecca Davies gazes out of the window of her eighth floor apartment at Earlsdon Park Retirement Village.

For further information on any of these case studies, please contact:

Lucy Clark, Communications Officer, on 0789 105 3062 lucy.clark@extracare.org.uk

Richard Tower, Communications Manager, on 0772 055 3658 richard.tower@extracare.org.uk