A resident at Haven Residential Care Home in Pinner, who is known for her love of motorbikes, recently enjoyed a surprise visit from a biker.
Anita ‘Jill’ Hughes, 93, was delighted to receive a visit from biker Patrick Brown at the care home. Jill, who used to ride her own Honda scooter, quizzed Patrick on his bike and reminisced about her own days as a biker.
Comparing the superbike to her current three-wheeler, Jill joked: “You don’t stop riding when you get old; you get old when you stop riding!”
Peter Bharj, home manager at Haven Residential Care Home, said: “We love to hear our residents sharing their memories and chatting about old times. When residents move into our homes, we like to learn about what makes them tick and what they have a passion for, so that we can create a sense of continuity that we know is so important for fulfilment in later life.
“It was great to see the smile on Jill’s face as the motorbike engine roared to life. This is why we’re here: to create special moments for special people.”