Reneé’s circuit by judithg

Reneé’s circuit

Another diary shot. My sister and I picked up dad from the nursing home this morning. I took this photo because dad got on well with a lady called Renée at the home and she walks two circuits of this path each morning including a diversion up the slope to where I stood taking the photo and round and back via the zig zag wheelchair friendly ramp. She also waters and titivates the planters (in fact I saw her move one this morning). This is repeated several times during the day and dad said he wasn’t sure why she was in the home. Anyway she told him that she’s there because her eyesight has become very poor but given a choice she would have died last year after she’d turned 100. Well we’re all glad she didn’t die!

Weather: glorious- bit threatening thunder-wise this evening
Covid: Adam is vaccinated- yay!
Good thing: dad very happy to be home, me too & in time for Sewing Bee final.
Very good thing: my sister who is saying over at dad’s quite regularly till we’re sure he’s ok and my niece who’s working in his spare room. Also the carer phoned dad today to say hello before she starts visiting.
So good to hear dads home…he will be as happy as a cricket tonight! Amazing woman….she sounds a real trouper for 100. That’s the way to live to a ripe old age!
June 16th, 2021  
lovely photo and story, a bit hot for a circuit today
June 17th, 2021  
A nice shot
June 17th, 2021  
What a beautiful spot
June 17th, 2021  
What a great story! I love to hear about people like this. I understand that your dad is back home. I hope he manages ok - sounds like you've got a good support system up and running already.
June 17th, 2021  
@jamibann personally I think it’s a bit touch and go - he’s quite unsteady still but hopefully his own bed, chair and the physio in the village will release his back and allow him to stand straighter which will help enormously. Meanwhile my sister is going to be exhausted.
June 17th, 2021  
Lovely story and welcome back to your Dad. I hope his recovery improves and all the best to your sister.
June 17th, 2021  
@happypat 101 already and showing no sign of slacking - she’s going to have to set a new deadline!
June 17th, 2021  
Very nice that your Dad is home, and that he is being looked after. This circuit is a great idea! Our senior community where my Mom lived has a pond that is a short (for me) walk that many residents enjoy doing, and plenty of benches along the way.
June 17th, 2021  
That's good to know your dad is back and so many of the family rally round, really nice! I met a chap yesterday in the hospital who was nearly 90, still lived alone, children abroad but belonged to loads of clubs etc and completely 'all there'. Even with having cancer of the eye, nothing he said held him back - I couldn't help but admire him and think that many of us could take a leaf from his book :-)
June 17th, 2021  
What a wonderful story to go with the shot!
June 17th, 2021  
Sounding a good helping of positive news!
June 17th, 2021  
Such a great story about Renee, she sounds wonderful. So glad your Dad is back home and I hope it goes well for him
June 18th, 2021  
Lovely and green!
June 20th, 2021  
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