MOTHER’S Day will not be too different from any other day of the week for one mother and daughter who moved to the same retirement village.
Val Richards, 66, has a short walk to see her mother Maureen Abbott, 88, at Lime Tree Village in Cawston.
Unusually, it was Val who first made the move into a retirement village with her husband Paddy.
But nearly nine years later, mother and daughter were reunited in retirement when Maureen decided to join her – and the pair have never looked back, with their bond stronger than ever.
Val said: “I am glad Mum is here, it is lovely having her so close and I think we’re all agreed that Lime Tree Village has given her a new lease of life.
“We see each other regularly and have been on several trips together, all organised by a fellow resident.”
Maureen said the pair always had a close relationship, but living in the same retirement village has brought a whole new dynamic, with Maureen particularly enjoying family get-togethers at her apartment.
She said: “It makes a difference being round the corner from Val. It’s just so easy to pop round for a cup of tea or a quick chat and it’s things like that which are important.
“It’s also wonderful when Val and Paddy’s three sons visit with their children too, as we have four generations of the family in the village.”
Three generations of the family will celebrate Mother’s Day together on Sunday (March 11), when Val’s sons will join her and Maureen.