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Quorn care home residents share pearls of wisdom with young students

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Residents at a care home in Quorn have been passing on their advice to the younger generation as part of a nationwide initiative.

Residents at Care UK’s Care UK’s Lonsdale Mews, on Farley Way, have been sharing advice on different career paths with students studying Adult Social Care at Rawlins Academy 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 students visited the residents for the special advice sharing session, which included pearls of wisdom such as, resident Anna’s advice to “try and follow your dreams”.

Elise, another resident at Lonsdale Mews, added: “Don’t waste your time being shy, just do it.”

Talking about her own career path, resident Joan also added: “If you are given an opportunity, take it”. 

Toby Sturgess, Home Manager at Lonsdale Mews, added: “It has been wonderful to see residents bonding with Rawlins Academy students after we hosted the career advice session.

“Although it has been a long time since residents studied at college, it’s been fantastic to draw upon the similarities, and also discuss how things have changed over the years – especially in terms of the career paths that are popular today. Residents loved hearing about the students’ plans and sharing their advice for entering the working world. 

“The students also enjoyed learning about the wonderful careers residents have had throughout their lives and hearing about the skills and qualities needed for a successful working life.”

For more information about Care UK’s ‘Wisdom Booths’ initiative, visit: careuk.com/wisdom-booths.

Lonsdale Mews offers full-time residential and dementia care, as well as short-term respite. The home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café. The layout of the building is configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge/dining room to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities.

To find out more about Lonsdale Mews, please call Customer Relations Manager, Jenny Cartwright, on 01509 801 587, email jenny.cartwright@careuk.com or visit careuk.com/lonsdale-mews.

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Farley Way, Quorn , Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8XS

Lonsdale Mews

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Respite care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • End of life care
  • Day club

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