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Margaret & Jennifer

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A 91-year-old carer and her 68-year-old daughter are looking forward to tucking into a host of culinary delights during a special Sunday lunch at a Hanover development in Tadcaster.

After living together for several years in their own two bedroom house Margaret and her daughter Jennifer (Jenny) applied to move to the development two years ago after Jenny suffered three strokes.

Mother and daughter are fiercely independent and have declined the domiciliary care to which they are entitled. Margaret supports her daughter by cooking her breakfast and lunch and helping her with washing and dressing. The pair are very happy in each other’s company and are able to do most things together.

Margaret said: ‘We have always got on well. The best thing about living here is that we are never lonely and I have the peace of mind that Jennifer will be looked after by the on site care and support team when I am no longer able to cope.’

This year the pair will be enjoying their Mother’s Day meal in the on site restaurant.

Margaret added: 'I am really looking forward to Mother’s Day; it will be a great chance for Jenny and I to sit down and reminisce about the good old days. When Jenny used to come in from work I would have dinner waiting on the table before spending the rest of the evening chatting together in the garden.’