Thursday 12th April 2012
A housing association worker who lost her fight with leukaemia will be remembered in a care scheme's memory corner, designed to help residents stay mentally active.
Linda Crosby, who died in 2007, will be remembered at South Staffordshire Housing Association's (SSHA) Cherry Tree Court in Essington.
The £11 million care centre is for people supported by Care Plus assisted living schemes.
The corner dedicated to Linda, from Essington, will stimulate brain activity to help residents stay mentally active, as well as physically.
It was unveiled by South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson in front of Cherry Tree residents and Linda's husband, children and mother.
Mr Williamson said: "Linda brought so much to the association and it is obvious to see the great affection in which she is held by those who worked with her.
"It is so important to be able to take the time to reflect and remember and I am quite sure that this facility will receive an immense amount of use and that it will be highly valued by all residents."
Jo Grainger, assistant director of Care Plus, said: "The memory corner is where residents and staff can run themed activities for groups, but also to have pictures, memorabilia and articles that will stimulate memories.
"Linda was a highly valued member of staff and we felt it was appropriate that the memory corner is dedicated to her."
Cherry Tree Court has 66 extra care apartments.