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RETIREMENT VILLAGE CELEBRATES TENTH ANNIVERSARY

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Date: 17/10/2018

A retirement village in Hereford is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

The Rose Garden – which is managed by Fortis Living – celebrated the milestone by organising a party.
 
The event – which took place last month – was attended by more than 50 people, including customers, families and their friends as well as The Mayor of Hereford, Councillor Sue Boulter.
 
The evening included dinner and entertainment by international vocal entertainer Debbie Miles.
 
The Rose Garden first opened its doors on 8 September 2008; today it has 91 apartments and 108 residents.  Facilities include a gym, beauty salon, library, craft room, restaurant, coffee shop and woodwork room.
 
Lynn Mulderrig, Activities Co-ordinator at The Rose Garden said : “In the ten years that The Rose Garden has been open we have seen it go from strength to strength; we were therefore delighted to be able to celebrate such a milestone in such a fabulous way!  We would like to thank all those who came along and made the evening such a success.”
 
Jacky Thomas, who has lived in the village since it first opened said : “It was a well presented evening by our activity staff, with a lovely meal and the entertainer was superb, she got everyone involved!  It was a really enjoyable evening to celebrate The Rose Garden being open for 10 years.”
 
Lynn concluded : “We have a thriving community at The Rose Garden with more than 70 volunteers who are invaluable to our community, giving their time and skills to such great benefit.  We also have a growing Friends group who come along to our activities and events.  We look forward to the next ten years, enabling our residents to be part of an inspirational community whilst providing safe and secure housing for the over 55s.”
 
Fortis Living is part of Platform Housing Group which provides more than 45,000 homes from Herefordshire in the West to the Lincolnshire coast in the East, and from the Derbyshire Dales in the North to the Cotswolds in the South.
 
For further information please contact Lynn Mulderrig, Activities Co-ordinator at Fortis Living on 01684 579633 or email her at lmulderrig@fortisliving.com.