A purpose for Barry
Meet Estia Salisbury resident Barry Aspinall, he is aged 77 and has been living at Estia for 15 months. Barry is invited and encouraged to participate in a variety of daily activities; concerts and bus trips being his favourite.
However, having been a farm hand as well as working in market gardens for many years, his greatest love is the outdoors.
The hardest thing for Barry was leaving behind his beloved garden at home ‘I had a purpose, I knew I had to get out of bed to water and care for my gardens’, he says.
Barry states that ‘The staff at Estia Salisbury have given me that purpose back, I now care for four courtyards within the home. I am up early and eager to commence my day, I have a job to do. I feel important and valued. I have such pride in seeing the changes I have made, our plants are looking loved’.
The maintenance and lifestyle teams will continue to support Barry as they know this has given him a new lease of life.