Nov 21, 2022
Residents at a care home in Mobberley have been passing on their advice to the younger generation as part of a nationwide initiative.
Residents at Care UK’s Cranford Grange, on Hall Lane, have been sharing advice about how to live a long and happy life and have a successful career, to pupils from Knutsford High School, as part of a new intergenerational project – Wisdom Booths.
The Wisdom Booths initiative sees Care UK homes across the UK share their advice with younger generations after a national survey found 88% of people nationwide are grateful for what they’ve been told by their elders and 56% will always rely on them for advice, regardless of how old they are.
The pearls of wisdom at Cranford Grange included 90-year-old, Barbara Lynam, a retired Business Studies Teacher. Speaking to the pupils, Barbara said: “Don’t be afraid of school and always talk to people. If you have an issue, no matter how big or small, talk to your friends or a teacher – two heads are always better than one”.
Also sharing their advice was 96-year-old resident, Roy Hayes, who spoke to year 7 student, Logan Egerton, who dreams of becoming a scientist. Roy said: “You can never work too hard so keep at it. Science is an interesting profession which combines Physics and Maths – two subjects which provide an excellent foundation for a great career”.
Lisa Burrows, General Manager at Cranford Grange, said: “Intergenerational activities are a huge part of life here at Cranford Grange, and it was fantastic to be joined by Knutsford High School pupils to discuss the advice that residents would give to their younger selves.
"Intergenerational relationships have shown to be incredibly fulfilling, as they give younger and older generations a chance to learn from one another. These connections can be especially helpful for older people as they can provide a sense of purpose and spark discussions about their childhood.
"We'd like to say a huge thanks to Knutsford High School for participating, and we look forward to welcoming them into the home again very soon!"
For more information about Care UK’s ‘Wisdom Booths’ initiative, visit: careuk.com/wisdom-booths.
Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, Cranford Grange, which remains open to potential residents, incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities. The home has been configured into a series of neighbourhoods to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities and encourage social interaction among the residents.
For more information on Cranford Grange, please call Director of Community Relations, Dawn Williams on 01565 817553, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more general information, please go to careuk.com/cranford-grange
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