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Retirement resident gets crafty with help from pen pals

18 June 2020

A resident at Sanctuary Retirement Living’s Jubilee Court, in March, Cambridgeshire, has been getting crafty with support from her pen pals.

Jubilee Court resident MaureenMaureen Almond at Jubilee Court with her handmade sock bunny

Maureen Almond has been writing to a young person named Mia as part of a letter-writing campaign run by charity Young People of the Year (YOPEY).

Recently, Mia sent Maureen instructions on how to make her own sock bunny, which she enjoyed following with support from the team at Jubilee Court.

Maureen has also been writing to a mother and daughter, named Mags and Phoebe, as part of the Postcards of Kindness initiative.

Along with their letters to Maureen, Mags and Phoebe recently sent a postcard to the team at Jubilee Court saying a big thank you for all their hard work.

Hayley Massey, Wellbeing and Inclusion Assistant, said: “The initiatives from YOPEY and Postcards of Kindness are great ways to keep people connected and Maureen has formed a real bond with her pen pals.

“She really enjoyed following the instructions and has done an amazing job making her sock bunny.”

To find out more about Jubilee Court and our other retirement living properties in the Cambridgeshire area, see our find a retirement property page.

For more details about YOPEY, visit the charity’s website. For more information about the Postcards of Kindness initiative, visit their Facebook page.

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