Prime Minister Boris Johnson took time out of his busy schedule to pop into Parkfield House recently. After touring the 44-bed home with Laird MacKay, Canford Healthcare’s Chief Operating Officer, the Prime Minister joined residents for some afternoon activities followed by tea and cake.
During his visit he chatted with both residents and staff, and was told by excited residents Annie Walters and Maisie Smith that they will celebrate their 100th birthdays next year! The Prime Minister also found time to interact with a few other residents – of the feathered variety – as a result of the home’s successful HenPower collaboration with Equal Arts.
As Mayor of London, Boris Johnson was instrumental in launching the HenPower scheme in the capital. This project helps promote good health and well-being in older people. Hannah Wood from Equal Arts showed their work is going from strength to strength, especially here at Parkfield House.
“It was our great pleasure to host a visit by Mr Johnson, who is our local MP as well as Prime Minister,” says Laird MacKay. “We hope that he was able to see the great work that is being done here at Parkfield House, and also witness at first hand the continuing benefits of his HenPower initiative.”