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Residents at Redwalls Nursing Home offer advice on International Women’s Day

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They are women who collectively account for hundreds of years of wisdom and life experience.
To celebrate their fascinating individual life journeys on International Women’s Day, Jodie Solaiman, wellbeing coordinator at Redwalls Nursing Home, in Sandiway, asked female residents  to offer advice to their younger selves.
Miss Solaiman said: “We enjoyed discussing everything they have achieved in life and reminiscing by looking at old photos.”
Grace Emery, who celebrated her 100th birthday during the first lockdown, worked as a nurse through the war, facing the constant threat of air raids. Her advice was: “Always make time to care for others.”
Josephine Jenkins, 92, who worked as a typist, accountant and bookkeeper had a simple message to her younger self: “Appreciate love.”
Ros Worrall’s advice to her teenage self was: “Stay active and love yourself.”
The 102-year-old was a chauffeur in Oldbury, Birmingham during the Second World War.

After the war she devoted her life to the family but had a long interest in the Inner Wheel, becoming president of the Aintree and  Kirkby Club.

She was for many years a volunteer with the Women's Royal Volunteer Service and ran the Meals on Wheels Service in Barnton, Northwich.

Meryl Leslie, 83, who lives at Redwalls with her husband Colin, worked as a PE teacher and was a serious swimmer. She advises: “Travel more, meet new people and experience as much as you can.” 

Miss Solaiman said: “These ladies are an inspiration to younger people like me. For the rest of today I’m planning on really letting the ladies decide what they wish to do, whether it’s a walk in the garden, a facial, listening to their favourite songs or even just a bit of company!” 

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