Michael, who’s 68, lives alone with his border collie, Buddy. A recent stroke left him with slight weakness on his left-side and problems with concentration. He has been working hard on rehabilitation and would like to remain living independently with dignity in his age-friendly home.
Monmouth Court in Worksop is a new independent living bungalow development that offers long-term accommodation. The 17 bungalows here have all been fitted with innovative age-friendly products from Invisible Creations to aid independently living. The grab rail plant pot holder at the front of his house offers support, but it's discreet.
Michael previously lived in a much larger property which wasn’t fully accessible. Now, he has the peace of mind that comes from living in a safe and supportive community of like-minded people.
He also used to be a landscape gardener so enjoys growing things and keeping his garden looking tidy.