29 May 2019

Family and friends joined residents and staff at Choice’s sheltered living scheme Craignagore, Newcastle on Friday 24th May, to mark their 20th anniversary.

Tenants moved into the scheme in May 1999 and with the official opening in 2000 by former Permanent Secretary, Department for Social Development, John Hunter. The development comprises of 35 self–contained apartments with outstanding coastal views over Newcastle Harbour.

During the evening, seven long standing tenants were celebrated and former staff were reunited with old friends at the scheme.

 Michael McDonnell, Group Chief Executive Choice said:

“We are thrilled to reach this significant milestone for Craignagore which has offered a safe haven tenants for the last 20 years.

“Craignagore is a vibrant part of the community in Newcastle and celebrating 20 years in the area is a testament to how the tenants enjoy living here at this idyllic sheltered living scheme and how we as an organisation are committed to ensuring its longevity”.

The scheme, situated along the County Down coastline, offers tenants secure living with independence.

Carol Ervine, Group Director of Tenant and Client Services:

“ The popular development is one of the longest-established sheltered living schemes owned by Choice, which has 20 years’ experience of providing housing and support services for older people.”.