The Mayor of Maidstone, Brian Mortimer, has visited an Abbeyfield Kent house in Maidstone to formally open the Summer of Love event.
Cllr Mortimer visited the Old Tovil Road home on the afternoon of Monday 14th May to declare the 1960’s theme week open in a special ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Mayor then joined the residents for lunch; discussing their memories of life in the sixties. The visit to Old Tovil Road was the last official engagament of Cllr Mortimer’s time as Mayor of Maidstone, before he leaves office on Wednesday.
Abbeyfield Kent has launched the Summer of Love campaign to celebrate 45 years of caring for older people across the county. The care charity is encouraging all of Kent to get involved and turn the clock back to the 1960’s. People can mark the occasion by throwing a 1960’s fancy dress party, with 60’s music and decorations or inviting friends around for a film and quiz night.
Residents at all of Abbeyfield Kent’s homes across Kent will be taking part in a variety of ways. There will be 1960’s parties with fancy dress and music, 60s film nights, quizzes, and garden parties. Any 60’s theme event will help turn the clock back to the Summer of Love!
The Mayor of Maidstone declares the Summer of Love open with a little help from Old Tovil Road residents Peggy Cadman (L) and Muriel North (R).
After visiting Old Tovil Road, Brian Mortimer, Mayor of Maidstone, commented: "I think the Summer of Love Week is a fantastic way to celebrate Abbeyfield Kent’s 45th anniversary. This is my last official engagement and a lovely way to mark my last day in office. I always feel very welcome at the Old Tovil Road home and I hope to see more people around Kent get involved and join in the Sixties celebrations."
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