Dahlia residents celebrate King’s Coronation in stylePublished: 09/05/2023
Hundreds of residents at the Dahlia independent living schemes run by Ashford Borough Council have celebrated the Coronation of HM King Charles III in style.
Luckly House resident Vic Lilley with a commemorative cherry blossom tree
To commemorate the historic occasion residents have planted a cherry blossom tree at each of the ten schemes located across Ashford, Tenterden, Wye, Hamstreet and Rolvenden.
The cherry blossom trees, all bought and supplied by the council, have been planted in the communal gardens at each scheme, and marked with a commemorative plaque.
Residents also held tea parties over the bank holiday weekend, coming together to celebrate the Coronation.
Baxendale Court tea party
Ashford Borough Council is moving away from traditional sheltered housing provision, giving older residents more choice, flexibility and variety of independent living options. The Council is shaking up old-fashioned perceptions of sheltered housing and has adopted a new model of housing provision for older people. As a result, a new brand has been created that sums up this fresh approach to independent living in the 21st century – Dahlia, which stands for Desirable Affordable Housing Linking Independence (and) Age.
For more information about the Dahlia independent living schemes visit our website.