89 year-old Mills Meadow care home resident Liz Austin’s dreams came true on Sunday 10 April, as she took her first ride in a classic Austin Seven car. The Care UK team arranged a special visit from the Norfolk Austin Seven Club, who drove a fleet of 10 cars dating from the 1920s and 1930s to the home for all residents to enjoy.
Liz, who has lived at Mills Meadow since 2011, enjoys keeping active and trying new things. She said: “They’re such beautiful classic cars that remind me of when I was younger and I’m so pleased I got to ride in one. It’s never too late to try something new!”
Charlotte Golder, lifestyle coordinator at Mills Meadow, said: “It’s a wonderful feeling to make residents’ dreams come true and to go the extra mile to create new memories and special experiences. A big thank you to the Norfolk Austin Seven Club for coming along and making today possible.”
The Austin Seven visit was part of Mills Meadow’s activity based care approach, which supports residents to live meaningful and fulfilled lives. Residents are encouraged to keep active and get the most out of each day, as it helps to improve self-confidence and maintain independence for longer.
David Rix, events coordinator at the Norfolk Austin Seven Club, said: “It’s been such a great pleasure to meet Liz today after weeks of planning. The response from club members was remarkable and we all thoroughly enjoyed the day.”