Our lovely and wise residents have come together to offer friendly life tips for young people.
The kind-hearted residents at Caddington Grove have been offering advice to the younger generation this Valentine’s weekend.
For the second year running, the residents at our luxury Bedfordshire care home have been sharing their pearls of wisdom to help youngsters.
Last year, then residents Betty Herbert, 89, and Irene Atkinson, 86, took to camera to share their memories of love.
But this Valentine’s, the theme was not just about romance - it also included the importance of love in all aspects of life.
For Patricia Turner, aged 89, it was important for younger generations to “work together through all the hard times.”
Whilst resident Betty Hemmings, aged 94, focused on cooperation and thinking of others before oneself.
Betty wisely said: “Don’t be selfish. Make sure you get along in life and don’t argue over silly things that don’t matter.”
Much of the advice from residents was light hearted and upbeat. Resident Peter Hubbard, who joked that his age was 13, playfully said that the younger generation would be very wise to listen to their parents, but then to ignore their advice!
He explained that life was all about following your own path and not taking everything so seriously.
Caddington Grove Community Relations Lead, Kelly Cox, said it was wonderful to learn from the life experiences of residents who had so much wisdom to share.
“We had such a positive response to Betty and Irene’s romantic advice last year, that this year we wanted to get more people involved.
“Both residents and staff have been discussing how they met their partners and what are their favourite memories of love. But we’ve also been looking at how love is so important in daily life, how it can help us all live together as a community.
“Sharing and learning together like this is so important. Our residents have so much valuable advice that all generations can learn from.”
Caddington Grove Care Home is part of Hamberley Care Homes, a group of luxury homes opening across the UK. Our vision is to be the leading provider of truly personalised and holistic care in the UK, and to be a driving force of care innovation.
Caddington Grove offers residential dementia care, as well as short breaks for carers in need of a well-deserved break from their caring role.
Amongst many well-appointed features, the home includes a cinema, a bar area, a hair and beauty salon (with a nail bar) and has luxurious lounges throughout the home.
For more information on Caddington Grove, check out our dedicated page on the luxury Bedfordshire care home.