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£7m complex for needs of over-60s

By This is Lincolnshire  |  Posted: September 15, 2010

An artist's impression of how the finished Mayfields development will look.

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RESIDENTS in Boston are being invited to find out more about a new £7 million extra care housing complex in the town.

Run by Boston Mayflower the new building in Broadfield Lane, called Mayfields, will stand on the site of the former Broadfield House.

Mayfields is for the over-60s, is being part-funded by the Department of Health, and has been developed in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council and Boston Borough Council.

It will consist of 40 one and two- bedroom apartments, and feature a range of communal facilities.

Apartments will be available to rent, purchase outright or part-rent part-buy.

Mayflower's new initiatives manager Alycia Glaves told the Target: "Six of the rented apartments are available specifically for people with dementia, whose needs can be met within the scheme.

"All the apartments will be disability-friendly and accessible for wheelchair users – and have their own lounge, kitchen and bathroom with level access shower.

"They will also have a 24-hour emergency alarm, secure door entry system, satellite and broadband connections."

There will be care and support staff on site 24-hours-a-day.

Mayfields will include a restaurant, IT suite, consulting room, library, hair and beauty salon, shop, cinema and landscaped gardens.

Older people living locally will also be encouraged to use the facilities.

The information event is at the Assembly Rooms today (Wednesday) between 9.30am and 2.30pm.

There will be free refreshments and games, as well as advice about services and referrals.

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