Doris, aged 93, and May, aged 90, are having to leave their residential home where they have lived for the past 15 years. Cloud house is a 12 bedroom home without en-suite facilities and under the current law all residents must have en-suite so Doris and May find themselves in the process of moving. Moving from an area which they lived in before they entered Cloud House, moving from an area where they have so many friends to another location.
Doris is so indepentant, mobile and very upto date with all that is going on in the world that you would in all honesty assume that she was in her late 70's early 80's. May is the opposite she looks in her 90's and looks far older than Doris plus May is unable to read or write and is now profoundly deaf and relies heavily on Doris for her day to day companionship and needs. When I heard the news I rushed around to see them, to see how they were and how the move was effecting them.
When I called and asked how they were..Doris replied 'I've told May we are to look at this positively, we are going to have bigger rooms with en-suite, we are still together and we still go out and visit places together - so we are moving in a positive frame of mind'
Well done Doris and May