Pencoed residents show how a little Dutch courage makes life more fun


Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Residents of Pencoed residential home recently made their second trip abroad in just four months. Six clients of the home, at Wooden, Saundersfoot, travelled to Holland in August to visit the internationally famous Floriade floral exhibition, which took place on the outskirts of Amsterdam. Three months ago, a small group of “Old Pencoedians” enjoyed a reconnaissance mission to the prestigious exhibition, and had such fun that they are getting ready to go back with their mates in tow ­ with the average age of the group being 80. Pencoed proprietor Mike Davies said Holland wasn¹t the only overseas destination. “We¹ve been going overseas with our residents for three years, including trips to Spain, and we¹re always thinking of new and exciting places to visit,” Mr Davies said. Betsy Barrah, 90, a resident of Pencoed, said flying was no different to being on the bus. “I make sure I¹m going on every trip, especially to Spain,” Miss Barrah said. “On the day we are due to leave I sit on my suitcase outside the





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