Hove care home shows support for Movember

Residents and staff at a Hove care home have shown their support for Movember to raise awareness for men’s mental health.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 3:03 pm
Barford Court residents Florence Edser (left) and Suzanne Golding (right) gamely don fake moustaches in support of Movember.

Both ladies and gentlemen at Barford Court in Hove, some in their 90s, donned fake moustaches and cheesy grins to pose for photos in aid of Movember.

A moustache-themed afternoon tea followed shortly after.

The home’s activities coordinator, Gemma Wheelhouse, said: “Supporting Movember was a fun way for our home to raise awareness of men’s health.

“It became evident talking to our residents of the differences between older men and women’s attitudes when it comes to talking about their health.

“Many of our ladies remarked how men of their generation often would not share their health worries.

“Taking part in these types of national events helps our residents feel part of the community and contribute to a greater cause.”

Movember takes place in the month of November. Many men and women take up fundraising challenges and some decide to grow out their moustaches to raise awareness of male physical and mental health - specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and male suicide.

Find out more about Movember here.