83-Year-Old Shrewsbury Golf Enthusiast Gets Back into the ‘Swing’ of Things at the Driving Range - Ideal Carehomes
Pauline at the driving range

83-Year-Old Shrewsbury Golf Enthusiast Gets Back into the ‘Swing’ of Things at the Driving Range

83-year-old Pauline Alderson’s wish to get back on the golfing green came true when staff at her care home, Lime Trees in Shrewsbury, took her to try out a local driving range.

Pauline moved to Lime Trees in January 2023 and hadn’t been to the driving range in over a year since deterioration of her knee joint. Pauline said,

‘I have a scooter now, which gives me the freedom to go out whenever I want to and enjoy the sunshine and the wind in my hair, but I really wanted to get back to the driving range.’

Keen to grant Paulines wish, the team at Lime Trees planned a special trip to Shrewsbury Golf Driving Range so that Pauline could get back into the ‘swing’ of things.

Soon enough, Pauline felt right at home hitting the balls over the green and was smiling from ear to ear by the end of the session. Pauline said,

‘I’m absolutely over the moon that I got to go to the driving range again! I still can’t believe it; it’s made my day. I had to stay seated this time, but my goal is to come back after I’ve had my new knee put in so I can stand.’

Karen Williams, the Home Manager at Lime Trees, added, ‘Supporting our residents to do the things they love is really important to us, which is why it was such a memorable moment to see Pauline get back to the golfing green.

‘We can’t wait to see whose wish we can grant next.’

You can meet Pauline, Karen and the rest of the Lime Trees family at the home’s Chatty Café coffee morning, every Tuesday from 10:00. All are welcome to pop along for a hot drink, cake and a chat. Find out more about events at Lime Trees on their Facebook page.

You can find Lime Trees care home on Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6GY. For more information call 01743 583 445, or email lime.trees@idealcarehomes.co.uk.

Lime Trees in Shrewsbury is a residential and dementia care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 66 ensuite bedrooms, Lime Trees offers 24 hour person-centred care, delivered in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible. Lime Trees’ fee is all inclusive, designed to give residents and their families peace of mind.