Clwyd West Member of Parliament, David Jones, paid a visit to the Abbeyfield Colwyn Bay Society’s house at Alexandra Road, Colwyn Bay, last Friday (18 September 2015).
David Jones was met by the society’s Chairman, Anne Watson, its Trustee, Christine Whittaker, and Manager, Anna Hamblett.
The Colwyn Bay Society was formed over 50 years ago, in 1962, when a group of friends, led by Miss Nell Street, brought the first house in Llewelyn Road, Rhos on Sea.
The Abbeyfield Society had been formed in 1955, when Richard Carr-Gomm bought a house in London primarily to relieve the loneliness of older people, thereby creating the Abbeyfield Society.
Today, Abbeyfield Colwyn Bay Society is a registered charity providing sheltered housing for independent older people and has three houses, accommodating 28 residents ranging from 74 to 101 years.
David Jones said:
‘I was delighted to visit Abbeyfield and speak to the management team and residents.
‘The Society does a tremendous amount of good work in this area, providing high quality accommodation for independent older people at reasonable cost.
‘Next year will be the Society’s half centenary and I look forward very much to visiting again.’