Percy personifies aims of ERoSH


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

Percy Morris is 95 years old and resident at a sheltered housing scheme at Whitton, Twickenham, managed by the Richmond Housing Partnership. Chosen to represent residents in ERoSH¹s Health and Independence Awareness Week, Percy spoke at the launch of the Awareness Week in May, at the House of Commons about his own brand of independence. Percy believes that his housing and the lifestyle he enjoys has helped him to maintain his own physical and mental health. Here’s a typical day in the life of Percy. 6am­ Percy drives to his local swimming pool where he completes 10 lengths of the pool. Returns home to cook his own breakfast before tidying and cleaning his own flat. If the weather is good, Percy does a spot of gardening at the scheme, or carries out essential maintenance on his car ­ or cars of friends. Being a retired mechanic means that he is in constant demand! After lunch, which he prepares himself, Percy will pop out to meet friends in town or at the scheme. He particularly enjoys dancing and playing c





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