“Thursday Murder Club” the widely read detective mystery by Richard Osman was well liked, not only because it reminded many of Agatha Christie’s favorite books, but also because it presented life towards the end in a different way. That is, his protagonists in the west of their lives were not abandoned to their fate, but lived in an extraordinary nursing home where everything is possible.
Such a nursing home actually exists in central London, and it has such great beauty in its construction, and so intense is the vitality of its residents, that many liken it to a luxury hotel with a spa.
A different nursing home
Because the truth is, in what other nursing home in the world will its residents get the chance to watch water run along a canal alongside a lush ‘bed’ of ferns in a sunny courtyard, before ending up in a shallow pool below from the shade of a row of ginkgo trees with a long history.
Its tenants did not want to have private balconies, because a shared life is more interesting
And in the wooden corridors that surround this wonderful space that exudes tranquility and oozes elegance, some of its tenants sit on the benches outside their apartments and exchange the news of the day, while others are busy tending the herbs in the roof garden. The only sign that the bustling British capital is just a stone’s throw from the aptly named Appleby Blue are the double-decker red buses that pass outside its entrance.
No one on the sidelines
“People are pushed to the margins as they get older,” Martin Cradcock, director of the charity United St Saviour’s, which has set out to build a care home unlike any other, which gives real choice to people who want it, tells the Guardian. to live independently, but not alone, in the last decades of their lives.
As for the lack of private balconies in its spaces, the answer given by its tenants, on which the related design was based, is apt to the point of emotion: why, who wants to sit alone as they grow older?