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Music-mad George Moore, 91, given award
A PENSIONER has been honoured with an award for inspiring his fellow residents at a Basingstoke home.
George Moore, from Pemberley House, in Grove Road, was crowned Gracewell Healthcare’s Home Champion for 2013 after residents, family members and carers chose him as their winner.
The music-mad 91-year-old received his award from Councillor Dan Putty, the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, at a ceremony on October 1, which marked the United Nations Day of Older Persons.
George, who has Parkinson’s Disease, moved to the new home earlier this year and was nominated for his kind, happy and caring nature and his “wicked” sense of humour.
The awards celebrate those residents who have inspired and brightened the days of those around them during the last 12 months.
To celebrate George’s win, Innovations Jazz Orchestra will perform for him as part of a jazz-themed party organised in his honour at the home.
Cllr Putty said: “I am delighted to present this award because older people should be celebrated. They have so much knowledge, experience and stories that they can share and we can learn a great deal from them. Older people deserve the greatest level of care and to be pampered.”
Peter Curtis, Gracewell Healthcare chief executive, added: “At Gracewell, we realise the huge privilege it is to get to know all the people who come to stay with us and their families. We want to recognise those tiny details that make our residents so special.
“Well done to George for being crowned Home Champion 2013 – it’s richly deserved.”
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