The sounds of celebration could be heard ringing from Warburton House, a bpha Retirement Living Community, recently as residents and their families got together to officially mark two years since the first people moved in.

The evening event was organised by both residents and bpha staff and played homage to the cultural backgrounds of those calling Warburton House home. Food, drink and music was chosen to reflect the residents and their lives and Lebanese, Greek and contemporary dance continued late into the night.

Resident Vesela Trbonja has lived at Warburton House since July 2017 and one of the first residents to move, and said: “Since I have moved from London to live in Cambridge, and specifically in the building that is for over 55’s, I was thinking I would miss a lot of diversity that I had chance to experience in my previous 25 years life in London, but for sure I was wrong.

“Warburton House is an incredible building and great scheme with so many lovely tenants from all over the world. I thoroughly enjoyed the celebration, with the culmination for me being the cake and pie that is so traditional in my home town I came from in Yugoslavia.

“I was screaming with joy when I realised that Hussein, a member of bpha staff, had made it for me and I have thanked him thousands of times for reminding me of that lovely taste that I miss so much.”

Hussein Eid, bpha Senior Housing Co-ordinator, is based at Warburton House and said: “It was wonderful to be able to celebrate our second birthday. The party was a great success, with residents feeding back how much they enjoyed the event. I even had a dance and that’s saying something!”

Warburton House Retirement Living Community is based in Ninewells Cambridge and just a stone’s throw from Addenbrooke’s Hospital and overlooking the beautiful Gog Magog Hills. The site boasts a selection of modern and comfortable two-bedroom apartments offered on both a rental and Shared Ownership basis, along with ample communal facilities including a lounge and hair salon.

To find out more about becoming a Warburton House resident please contact bpha on 0330 100 0272 or email info@bpha.org.uk.