Residents and their families celebrated moving into their new homes at New River Court in Ware last Friday.
The newly built independent living scheme is a welcome addition to Riversmead Housing Association’s affordable homes for older people.
The scheme comprises twenty 1 and 2 bed flats and facilities such as a communal lounge and laundry room, 24 hour community alarm, security entry system and a mobility scooter charging point.
Thirteen residents have moved to New River Court from Beacon Court in Hertford Heath.
Assisted by Vera Oliver, who lived at Beacon Court for over 20 years, Mayor of Ware Cllr Katy Little joined the residents, families, representatives from East Herts Council and staff, to officially open the scheme with a celebratory ribbon cutting.
Jan Anderton, Vera’s daughter, said: “This is the first new home my mum’s ever had and it’s such a high spec – she’s so pleased. It was an ideal move and now she can walk into town if she needs anything.”
Mrs Rutt, said: “Coming out of Beacon Court was a bit of a shock but since we’ve seen this place we absolutely love it. Walking into Ware Town is so convenient compared to Hertford Heath.”
The opening was enjoyed by all and the residents who have moved in are delighted with their new home and the opportunity they have to access the town’s facilities with ease.
Chris Wright, Director of Housing Services, said: “We are delighted that New River Court has proved so popular with our residents. We wish them every happiness in their new homes and look forward to sharing many more joyful occasions with them.”