Stroud care home residents share wisdom to school children

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

Those who live at Scarlet House, on Westward Road, have been sharing advice on an array of topics with pupils from St Matthew’s Primary School as part of a new intergenerational project named Wisdom Booths.

The initiative sees Care UK homes across the UK share their advice with younger generations.

The pearls of wisdom included 92-year-old resident John’s advice that you should always “remember who got you to where you are when you succeed in life” and to “be grateful” for those who support you. 

Stroud News and Journal: Scarlet House residents with children from St Matthew's Primary SchoolScarlet House residents with children from St Matthew’s Primary School (Image: Scarlet House)

Lyndsey Dixon, home manager at Scarlet House, said: “We had a fantastic time with the pupils from St Matthew’s Primary School.

“Here at Scarlet House, we understand that intergenerational relationships have been proven to be enriching for all ages and can offer older people a sense of purpose. 

“Sharing years of collective wisdom has provided a fantastic opportunity for both children and residents to learn from each other.

“It has been wonderful to hear the residents’ advice to the younger generation. 

“We look forward to seeing if the youngsters at St Matthew’s put it into action!”

The visit comes after a national survey found 88% of people in the UK are grateful for what they’ve been told by their elders and that 56% will always rely on them for advice. 

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

For more information on Scarlet House please call customer relations manager, Katerina Pippi, on 01453 807241, or email katerina.pippi@careuk.com 

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