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Celebration as Sheffield OAPs mark anniversary

Party BBQ at Guildford View to celebrate 10 years, Kate Parsons, original resident Hermine O'Connell, Amanda White and Paul price brave the rain

Party BBQ at Guildford View to celebrate 10 years, Kate Parsons, original resident Hermine O'Connell, Amanda White and Paul price brave the rain

Senior citizens refused to let rain dampen their spirits when they celebrated 10 years of an extra care scheme in Sheffield.

Residents at Guildford Grange in Norfolk Park – which used to be high-rise flats, but is now 40 apartments with communal facilities – enjoyed a barbecue to mark the occasion on Thursday.

Bingo and a singer who crooned hits from the 1950s and 1960s entertained the residents as well as their guests.

The scheme, run by Places for People, opened in April 2004.

Residents such as Hermione O’Connell , who has been with the scheme since it first opened, enjoyed a trip down memory lane at the event.

Kate Parsons, service support officer for Places for People, said: “It was a lovely day. There were fewer people than we expected because of the weather, but we didn’t let it put us off.

“Residents like Hermione who have been with us from day one, and was one of the first residents in the building, had a great time talking about how they still remember the flats, which one they used to live in and how things have changed.

“Our management also came down so everybody was able to meet each other.

“It was a great day for everybody.”

 

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