First Birthday Celebrations For Purbrook

Retirees in Purbrook enjoyed an afternoon to remember at McCarthy and Stone’s Shilling Place Retirement Living development, when residents celebrated its first birthday.

Shilling Place residents joined the McCarthy and Stone team in the development’s communal lounge to mark the milestone with a socially distanced celebration. Attendees enjoyed delicious cakes and a glass of fizz, with everyone raising a glass to toast a successful first year living at Shilling Place, and to the new-found friends they have made at the development.

Gail Close, House Manager at Shilling Place who helped organise the birthday celebrations, said: “It’s been an uncertain and challenging time for us all over the last few months, so it was wonderful that restrictions were lifted enough for us to be able to celebrate this important first anniversary at Shilling Place, albeit at a distance.

“Our residents have remained optimistic and never lost faith, which shows just how resilient and strong they are. We all had a brilliant time being able to finally catch up and enjoy a glass or two together. We look forward to being able to have lots more fun as a community for many more years to come!”

Designed for the over 60s, Shilling Place features a communal lounge, which is perfect for socialising with new neighbours. Residents can make the most of beautiful landscaped gardens knowing all the maintenance is taken care of; and many properties also include patios or balconies, so retirees can enjoy the outdoors from their own apartment. A hotel-style guest suite is available for visiting family and friends.

A House Manager takes care of the day-to-day running of Shilling Place, while a secure entry system and 24-hour emergency call system provide added peace-of-mind.

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