Monica Moves into Wigmore Care Home, 28 Years After Attending its Opening Event
A Medway lady who attended the opening event of Rogers House Residential Care Home in 1992, has moved in as a permanent resident 28 years later.
When she suffered a stroke and found herself needing care and support last year, 88-year-old Monica Feltham knew there was only one place she wanted to be. She viewed around eight or nine homes with her children but always knew she wanted to live at Rogers House, as she felt a sentimental attachment to the home.
Monica, who grew up and spent a lot of her life in Borstal with her husband and four children, had fond memories of Rogers House. To this day, she still recalls attending the opening event with her pastor husband in 1992, through is connection to the church he was good friends with the founders of the home, Tom and Doreen Rogers.
Monica was due to move into Rogers House just before Christmas 2019, but the plans fell through and she had to move into a home in All Hallows instead, whilst she waited for another room to become available at Rogers House. In spring, the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, so she ended up staying for a bit longer than she had anticipated.
“It was a lovely home and I knew I’d be happy wherever I went,” says Monica, “but there was only one bus every hour and it was such a long drive for my family when they came to visit, it really was a bit too remote.
“When I finally got the call that there was a room available at Rogers House, I snapped it up quick. I believe the path I took to get here was planned for me, but I am so happy to finally be living here!”