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RAISING AWARENESS: 101-year-old Watford residents take part in Movember

 Published on: 1st December 2019   |   By: Charlie Reynolds   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two 101-year-old Watford residents supported Movember last month to raise awareness of men’s health issues.

Staff at RMBI Care Co. Home Prince Michael Duke of Kent Court in Watford joined the residents which included Doug Hawes and Vera Coffin who are both 101 years old.

Ladies and gentlemen at the home donned fake moustaches and cheesy grins to pose for photos, with some residents taking their first ever selfies. Everyone then enjoyed a moustache themed party.

Doug said: “We’re supporting Movember because we want to encourage men of all ages to be more open about their health. Don’t be embarrassed about going to see the doctor, that’s what they’re there for.”

Movember, the month formerly known as November, is when men around the world grow a moustache all to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male suicide.

The home’s activities coordinator, Tracy Lydon, said: “Supporting Movember was such a fun way for our home to raise awareness of men’s health with our residents.

“Taking part in national events like this helps our residents feel part of the wider community and allows them to continue making a difference.”

RMBI Home Prince Michael of Kent Court is run by RMBI Care Co. part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

For more information please visit rmbi.org.uk/

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