A Few Wise Words

During the day at Rotherwood our activities coordinator fits in as many one to one sessions with our service users as possible alongside our weekly set activities. In these one to one sessions many of our residents like to talk about their life experiences and the things they have learned throughout the years.

This weeDSC_0583_1k during our one to one sessions we have been taking note of ‘A Few Wise Words’ our residents have had to share. We have had a mixture of responses from some very wise ones to some really funny ones. Below is a small list of some of the things they have had to say:-

  • Don’t take yourself too seriously
  • Enjoy yourself and have a good time
  • Don’t get married
  • Pay your bills first
  • Don’t worry about being in a care home, its lovely being looked after

These will be displayed in the home for all our residents, their families and visitors to enjoy.

St James Church entertain residents with monthly service

On the first Wednesday of every month Rotherwood Care Home are visited by the vicar from our local church. Residents here have been brushing up on their singing skills so that they can join in and sing along during the service.

Each month the vicar tries to bring along a different musical instrument for the residents to hear, this month he introduced to us the ukulele and the kazoo. We started off by singing a few favourites including The Jungle Book- I wanna be like you and Johnny Cash- You are my sunshine. Towards the end of the service we all joined in with the Lord’s Prayer and then finished with a beautiful song from the 1890’s called ‘Keep on the sunny side’.

The positive impact this has on the residents can be felt throughout the home for days. We would like to say a huge thankyou to St James Church for making this possible.

We look forward to next month’s visit where we will be visited by the church choir.

Happy 102nd Birthday John

Over the years a lot of things have changed. There has been the introduction of colour TV’s, computers and the latest invention the smart phone.

One gentleman at Rotherwood Care Home has witnessed all of these changes in technology as well as many other historical events.

On the 3rd of May 2016 we came together to celebrate Johns 102nd birthday by hosting a party in his honour. Our in-house cook prepared a beautiful buffet, Tesco in Rotherham kindly donated a personalised birthday cake and we even had a visit from our local Mayor.

The day was of great success and was enjoyed by all.

Many happy returns John.