Catholic Herald Reporter
MORE than 100 elderly ladies have already applied for the 40-odd vacancies at the new Home for the Aged which the Sisters of the Religious of St. Andrew will open at Edenbridge, Kent, late in 1964.
This week I spoke to Mother Mary Teresa, who told me "This is the first experiment of its kind to be carried out by our Congregation ... other homes may follow, depending on its success". Mother Mary Teresa expects that by the time the Home is opened "applications will have run into hundreds." This means, sadly, that hundreds will have to be refused.
There is "urgent need for such work". Reverend Mother added. "Already we have borrowed £60,000 from the Rank in order to build the home." Each resident will have her own single room, the aim being to make the Home as comfortable as possible with a really homely atmosphere. Enquiries should he sent to: Reverend Mother, St. Andrew's Convent, Ashtead, Surrey.