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July 10th 2014

SOLDIERS GET NOSTALGIC WITH BROXTOWE RESIDENTS

Residents at Lombardy Lodge, Toton were visited by some very special guests earlier this week as soldiers from 66 Works Group, 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group took part in a nostalgic Fabulous Forties event, as part of Older People’s Week.

At the event, the soldiers spent time with resident, listening to their stories and memories, sharing their own stories and looking through old photographs.

There was forties themed food, ration books and musical entertainment from 1940s tribute act, Jayne Darling.

From dance, film and afternoon tea to a mini beach and I.T training, a packed programme of events kicked off across Broxtowe Borough Council’s Retirement Living Schemes on Monday 29th September month to celebrate Older People’s Day on Wednesday 1st October.

Staff Sergeant Richard Bagenda from 66 Wks Gp RE, 170 Engineer Group is shown an old photo album by resident John Northfield.Staff Sergeant Richard Bagenda from 66 Wks Gp RE, 170 Engineer Group is shown an old photo album by resident John Northfield.This year’s Older People’s Day marked the eighth annual event, which celebrates the contribution older people make to society and encourage different generations to share their skills and experience to create better understanding and respect.

Broxtowe Borough Council’s Retirement Living Schemes offer self-contained flats or bungalows for people aged 60 or over to maintain their independence and freedom, whilst providing security and peace of mind with 24-hour access to an emergency Control Centre and a Retirement Living Officer during office hours.

Weekly entertainment is organised for all residents within each of the schemes including, games nights, craft activities, fitness sessions, organised day trips, film nights and much more.

Lombardy Lodge was decorated in a 1940s theme for the event, including ration books.Lombardy Lodge was decorated in a 1940s theme for the event, including ration books.For more information about the Council’s Retirement Living Scheme, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 7777, email housing@broxtowe.gov.uk or visit http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=12622

Alternatively, watch a YouTube slideshow of the full week’s events at www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cMfxXElZsI