Jean Osborne from Oakdene has a huge personality that never fails to put a smile on any ones face. Jean often volunteers within the home by meeting and greeting guests but mainly by helping to plan the menu and taking food orders from the other residents everyday.
Jeans love of cooking comes from when she lived independently and used to cook for her family at home. So the Oakdene end of summer BBQ for residents and family members was an opportunity she didn’t want to miss.
Carer Terry Marriot ended up being assistant BBQ chef to Jean as she insisted on flipping burgers, turning sausages and cooking chicken drumsticks. But of course Jean couldn’t be head BBQ chef without the full outfit, so of course the carers soon sorted her out in the proper attire.
Over all a great day was had by all the residents, staff and relatives, and all the staff at Oakdene give their residents the confidence to help out and get involved which really shines through in a character like Jean.