Rosamund rides again


Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

An ambition to ride a horse for perhaps the last time has been realised by 71-year-old Rosamund Dawson, a resident of Gloucester House nursing home in Sevenoaks, Kent. Confined to a wheelchair for much of the time because of Parkinson’s Desease, Rosamund described her latest equestrian adventure as a wonderful experience. “One minute I am feeling life is over because I am going into a nursing home and the next I am out riding,” she said. “I didn’t think I would be able to move my leg sufficiently, but I managed it and could count up all the muscles that were working.” Rosamund’s ride was organised by Penny Tooth, the activities organiser at the 49-bed Gloucester House, owned by the Royal Surgical Aid Society. “I asked the physiotherapist if there were any real reasons for not attempting to ride a horse and there were none,” Penny said. “Part of my work is to improve residents’ quality of life to see if it might be redirected. It’s not over yet.”





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