Golden Wisdom: Advice for the Next Generation from Care Home Residents

The older generation is often celebrated for their wisdom, due to their lifetime of experiences. They offer invaluable insights, guidance and perspective to the younger generation. In “Golden Wisdom,” we invite you to listen to the voices of those who have journeyed through the decades, residing within our care homes at Ashberry Healthcare. Their rich stories carry profound lessons and timeless advice for navigating life’s challenges.

At Meadowview Care home, Warrington, we asked residents what advice they would give to the younger generation:

In a world brimming with wisdom, sometimes the best advice comes from those who have lived the longest. Here are snippets of guidance from residents at Meadowview Care Home reflecting a lifetime of experiences and lessons learned.

Evelyn, with a twinkle in her eye and a heart full of love for her family, reminds us that “family is everything.” Her advice is simple yet profound—cherish your loved ones and prioritise their well-being. And, with a touch of humour, she adds a playful nod to finding a “rich husband,”.

John, at 86, shares a timeless piece of advice that transcends generations: “enjoy school, every minute of it.” His words resonate with the joy of learning and the value of education. Even in the face of challenges, he encourages us to find pleasure in the journey, embracing both the highs and lows with an open heart. His fondness for watching children going to school underscores the preciousness of youth and the potential they hold.



Josie’s upbringing in a large family taught her the significance of kindness and compassion. With a mother who instilled these values deeply within her, Josie carries on the legacy of love by caring for children from different corners of the world. Her story is a testament to the transformative power of empathy and the beauty of embracing diversity.


Finally, Pauline offers a short yet essential piece of advice: “be good and don’t break the law.” Simple as it may seem, her guidance serves as a reminder of the importance of staying true to oneself and abiding by the principles of decency and justice.

The wisdom of our elders offers valuable lessons on family, learning, kindness, and integrity. By embracing these insights, we enrich our lives and honour the experiences of those who came before us.

Published On: 18 June 2024 | By |