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MP Pictures the Past During Special Visit to Retirement Living Scheme

Photos spanning more than 40 years of history at a Retirement Living scheme in Pershore were displayed across the development as residents welcomed a visit from their local MP.

Harriett Baldwin, MP for West Worcestershire, was greeted by residents from Roland Rutter Court following an invitation by Housing 21, which owns and operates the scheme as part of a portfolio of Retirement Living and Extra Care properties across England.

Mrs Baldwin was given an opportunity to chat with some of the scheme’s 68 residents, who live independently in one of the scheme’s 52 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Mrs Baldwin said:

“I was delighted to be invited to visit Roland Rutter Court and chat to some of the people who live in this wonderful central location. I’m a huge fan of schemes like this that allow retired people to live independently, but with support from a Court Manager, and it is clear to me that people are extremely happy living there.

“I was delighted to meet the oldest resident, Harold Wilson, to whom I recently sent a 101st birthday card. Now that Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, it is heartening to see people getting back to a normal way of life and it felt really good to be able to sit in a communal lounge, have a cup of tea and chat to local people to hear their news and views.”