Juliet Ames-Lewis, Chief Executive of The Richmond Charities, will give a talk on Almshouses in Richmond: history, heritage and community.
The talk will be presented on Thursday 14th September 2023 at 7pm at St Nicholas Church.
The address for the event is:
St Nicholas Church,
Juliet Ames-Lewis, Chief Executive of The Richmond Charities, will give a talk about her role running both Richmond's and one of the UK's largest almshouse charities, setting it in the historical context of Richmond's many almshouse endowments since 1600 and in the context of the wider almshouse movement nationally.
She will touch on recent empirical evidence to show that almshouse residents enjoy a 'longevity boost' due to the staff support and die strong, active and harmonious communities in which trey live. Juliet will talk about the role of almshouse charities in the era and a huge number of new almshouses which are currently being built nationwide, in order to house our ageing population in sensitively designed and appropriate, supportive housing.
Entrance £12, concessions £10;
free for friends of St Nicholas Church.
Doors open at 6.30pm when refreshments will be available.