Two South Staffordshire schemes celebrate 20 years
Twenty years ago our aptly-named retirement living scheme Millennium Way in Bilbrook, South Staffordshire welcomed its first residents, alongside neighbouring scheme Crompton Court.
Around 20 customers from the 38 bungalows celebrated the milestone last week with fish and chips, a glass of fizz and musical entertainment from Wolverhampton singer Rob Williams.
Doreen Taylor, pictured, who with her husband was among the first customers to move in, said: “We are very lucky to have a residents’ lounge here which is a lovely place to relax and chat and socialise. It’s an added bonus. Over the years we’ve grown into a family and we support each other.”
Now widowed, 87-year-old Doreen is one of the founding members of the C&M Club, a residents’ social club which holds monthly years fundraising activities, weekly coffee mornings and runs a Christmas club.