Residents enjoy sounds of the ’60s at home’s 50th anniversary celebrations

Celebrations at Maitland Joseph House
Celebrations at Maitland Joseph House

Tenants of Maitland Joseph House, in Hemel Hempstead, run by jLiving, took a trip down memory lane in celebration of their housing association’s 50th anniversary.

Established in 1966, jLiving is one of the largest housing associations in the UK providing sheltered and supported housing primarily to Jewish people.

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, jLiving has invited each of its properties to arrange a celebration for their tenants.

Activities at Maitland Joseph House included a 1966-themed quiz and a performance of hits from the 1960s by musician Richie Milton.

Jeanette’s Jewels were the winning quiz team, captained by Jeanette Peters, who claims her agile mind is helped by her agile body.

At 90 years old, Jeanette still practises yoga regularly despite fracturing her hip recently.

Elisa Davis, aged 92, said “The celebration has been lovely.

“I’ve lived here for over three years now and I am very happy here.”