Dec 20, 2022
Residents at a care home in Kingston Vale have been passing on their advice to the younger generation as part of a nationwide initiative.
Residents at Care UK’s Sherwood Grange, on Robin Hood Lane, have been sharing advice on how to live a long and happy life to younger team members as part of a new intergenerational project – Wisdom Booths.
The Wisdom Booths initiative sees Care UK homes share their advice with younger generations after a national survey found 88% of people in the UK 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 Sherwood Grange included 92 -year-old resident Ilene’s advice, who said: “Do everything in your power to be happy.”
Kristina Jacunskiene, Home Manager at Sherwood Grange said, said: “Wisdom Booths is a fantastic initiative that encourages residents to share their wonderful and wise life lessons with others.
"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 the residents for sharing their advice, and we look forward to putting their pearls of wisdom into practice!”
For more information about Care UK’s Wisdom Booths initiative, visit: careuk.com/wisdom-booths
Sherwood Grange has been designed to encourage residents to live active and fulfilling lives, while remaining as independent as possible in a safe environment. The ‘Outstanding’-rated, state-of-the-art care home features a cinema, hair salon and art studio, and incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities. The layout of the building is configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge/dining room, to facilitate the creation of close-knit communities.
For more information on Sherwood Grange, contact Customer Relations Manager, Richard Harvey, by emailing: email@example.com, call 020 4502 8956, or visit careuk.com/Sherwood-grange
1a Robin Hood Lane, Kingston Vale, Greater London, SW15 3PU
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