Meet the family: A chat with Michael

So often we hear about people being 'put' in a care home but for many people, the move to a care home is a positive choice and opportunity to start a new chapter of life. Our care and nursing homes are full of people with fascinating life histories who love to share their stories. 

Meet Michael who lives at St John's Care Home in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

Eighty-four-year-old Michael came to live at St John's Care Home in May 2020 and is keen to tell us about his long career as a police officer. 

"I am most proud of my family and my career. I spent 30 years as a police officer with Lancashire and Lincolnshire Police forces and received a commendation for bravery. I enjoyed my time in the police serving the country".

For over sixty years Michael has also been a preacher and tells us how he used to give beach services at Morecambe Beach for families. When he retired from the police he still wanted to help the community so used to drive the bus for Age Concern. These days Michaels loves to sing, preach, do crosswords and a good game of bingo!


Describe yourself in three words:

Caring, kind and compassionate

What do you enjoy most about living at St Johns' Care Home?

"Having such a nice place as my home"

Michael's favourite food at St John's:

"I  love the sweet and sour chicken, but all the meals are great!"

If you would like to know more about life at Country Court, we are here to guide you through the process of choosing and moving into a care home. If you are thinking about a care home for yourself or a loved one, please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you. We are here to chat about your care needs and answer any questions you may have.

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