Rose Lawn News – Dorothy turns 104!

On 18th February we celebrated Dorothy’s 104th birthday. Some of her family members came to join Dorothy for lunch, and we celebrated with a buffet lunch and an amazing cake cooked by head chef Jack.   Dorothy enjoyed her day immensely. When asked what was the secret of a long life, Dorothy replied: “A good […]

Rose Lawn News – Seasonal Snapshots


Rose Lawn News – Local Church Toddler Group Visits Every Month

We have recently had the local Methodist church toddler group visiting every month. They come and sing songs with us, and the residents love having cuddles and learning new movements to nursery rhymes. It is amazing to know that the oldest member in the group is 103 years old and the youngest is 4 weeks old! […]

Rose Lawn News – September Activities

Bev, Activities Co-ordinator arranged for Sharandys Birds of Prey to visit Rose Lawn. The residents had a unique experience of falconry with Breeze the Barn Owl putting on a flight show in the dining room! Oomph! Out and About Trips are still a highlight, with the latest trip being to Seaton Tramway. The trams go […]

Rose Lawn News – Oomph! Outing to Paignton Zoo

On 16th August we went to Paignton Zoo on the Oomph! Bus.

Rose Lawn News – Butterfly Memorial

We have experienced a lot of loss at Rose Lawn recently. We have lost friends who lived here, some residents have lost family and we were discussing how to honour and remember them in some meaningful way. We have had Oomph Out and About trips to the Butterfly Farm. They sell kits to “grow your […]

Rose Lawn News – Same Day, Same Year, Same Age!

Diana Davis lives at Rose Lawn and recently celebrated her birthday. Not only does she share the same birthday as The Queen, she is also the same age as Her Majesty – they both turned 92 on 21st April 2018.   The 21st April 2018 was also International Care Home Open Day 2018 so this […]

Rose Lawn News – Snow Heroes

We wanted to share just one example in detail of our experiences at Keychange during the recent snow that affected many parts of the country. The snow started falling on 1st March.  “It’s alright,” I said to myself, “It never settles in Sidmouth.”  As it continued to fall, and settle and grow higher it became […]