90-year-old Rose Sheehan from Thorn Springs care home in Houghton Regis is tackling a one kilometre walk every day in February to raise money for UK charity, Dementia UK.
Born in Paddington, Rose moved Lewsey Farm in Luton in 1960 with her family. She joined the Women’s Voluntary Service and worked at Luton and Dunstable Hospital before later retiring to spend time with her family.
Rose moved into Thorn Springs in October 2022, and has since been enjoying taking part in all the home’s activities such as baking, games, scrapbooking and visiting the theatre.
Accompanied by the care home’s manager, Katie Hughes, Rose is now determined to offer a helping hand to those living with dementia and wants them to know that ‘support is out there’.
The pair have been having a blast during their daily walks, visiting local places of interest, meeting new people, and even stopping to watch the sunrise. Rose said,
‘I’m really enjoying the walks; I get to be outside everyday which is what I love doing the most.’
‘Those living with dementia need support to continue living the lifestyle they choose. At Thorn Springs, we offer that support to those residents who need it, but Rose and I want to do whatever we can to reach out and help even more people across the country.
‘Rose has been a real inspiration to everyone in our care home, and we feel so lucky to have her as part of the Thorn Springs family.’
You can donate to Rose and Katie’s 1K a Day fundraiser for Dementia UK on their JustGiving page here.
Opened in October 2022, Thorn Springs is a luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 66 en-suite bedrooms and attractive décor, Thorn Springs is proud to offer person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible.