Happy International Women’s Day to everyone who supports us, works with us, volunteers with us, and of course, to all our wonderful residents! We asked our chief executive Frances Stretton, what today’s celebrations mean to her:

“Today, International Women’s Day, my thoughts turn to our residents, who never fail to amaze me – the stories they tell about their lives are truly inspiring. It’s easy to look at an older person, and think they’re just an “older person”….. but take the time to sit down with them, and ask them about their life, and a whole world of joy and pain, experience and fear, excitement and sadness, happiness and grief is opened up. They are so strong, so resilient….”

“International Women’s Day is all about the celebration of strength and achievement”, continues Frances, “but don’t just restrict it to one day. Celebrate it every day!”