Springhills Independent Living Scheme’s longest resident is over the moon with her home’s new look

Published 2 January 2019

Doris Cornick, 95, has recently moved back to her newly renovated flat at WDH’s Springhills Independent Living Scheme in Outwood.

Doris, the scheme’s longest resident has lived there for 32 years and moved in when the scheme was first built.

She said: “It’s fantastic, it has been worth the wait and I am over the moon with it. I’ve always loved living here even when it wasn’t as posh as this.”

Springhills has undergone an extensive refurbishment, completely modernising the scheme inside and out, including the addition of three scooter rooms, a salon and a spa room.

She also added: “I moved into Independent Living after having multiple heart attacks. My doctor said that I needed a home without steps and we saw Springills being built and applied. Sadly, I lost my husband a few years after moving in but it really helped to have the support of my friends here.”

The scheme in Outwood is just a bus ride from Wakefield town centre and has lots of local conveniences like shops, clubs, churches and  chemists nearby.

Springhills is made up of self-contained one bedroom flats, each wired with WDH's Care Link emergency contact system, ensuring help is on hand 24 hours a day. Access to the communal entrance at Springhills is through a secure key system keeping residents safe.

The Scheme Manager is available to provide extra support and peace of mind and residents receive regular visits and calls to check on their wellbeing, these can be arranged to suit.

WDH’s Independent Living Schemes also offer a range of social activities for residents including coffee mornings, bingo and more.

Doris said: “It’s like living in a holiday home with your friends! There is always something going on in the lounge and it’s lovely to see people or just stay in your flat and have friends over. Its nice to have a choice.”

If you or someone you know might be interested in our schemes, located across the district, please contact WDH's Independent Living team on 01977 724449 or visit https://www.wdh.co.uk/AvailableProperties/IndependentLiving/   to find out more.

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