Austin 7 dream comes true for Framlingham care home resident

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89 year-old Framlingham resident Liz Austin’s dreams came true on Sunday April 10, as she took her first ride in a classic Austin Seven car.

The Care UK team arranged a special visit from the Norfolk Austin Seven Club, who drove a fleet of ten cars dating from the 1920s and 30s to the home for all residents to enjoy.

Liz Austin, who has lived at Mills Meadow since 2011, enjoys keeping active and trying new things. Liz said: “They are such beautiful classic cars that remind me of when I was younger and I’m so pleased I got to ride in one, it’s never too late to try something new!”

Charlotte Golder, lifestyle coordinator at Mills Meadow, said: “It’s a wonderful feeling to make residents’ dreams come true and to go the extra mile to create new memories and special experiences. A big thank you to the Norfolk Austin Seven Club for coming along and making today possible.”

The Austin Seven visit was part of Mills Meadow’s activity based care approach, which supports residents to live meaningful and fulfilled lives. Residents are encouraged to keep active and get the most out of each day, as it helps to improve self-confidence and maintain independence for longer.

David Rix, events coordinator at the Norfolk Austin Seven Club, said: “It’s been such a great pleasure to meet Liz today after weeks planning. The response from club members was remarkable and we all thoroughly enjoyed the day.”

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Fore Street, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9DF

Mills Meadow

Mills Meadow

CQC Rating: Outstanding
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care

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