Rosewood at the Beach
Each summer, Rosewood residents visit a local beach for a little fun in the sun !
For the past nine years the staff of Rosewood Manor has taken its residents to Pleasant Road Beach in Harwich.
The annual beach visit is a much-anticipated event, and is talked about long beforehand and well afterwards. Equipped with a tent, umbrellas, picnic foods, sunhats, sunscreen and footbaths of salt water, we head out for a day at the beach.
See below to read about some of our previous beach visits:
ROSEWOOD MANOR RESIDENTS ATTEND ANNUAL “AFTERNOON ON THE BEACH”
Appearing in the Cape Cod Chronicle newspaper August 21, 2014
Last week nine residents of Rosewood Manor, along with their caregivers, visited Pleasant Road Beach in West Harwich for an afternoon of sand and surf on Nantucket Sound. This year’s trip was Rosewood’s sixth annual beach visit. Ages of the beachgoers included some in their mid-90’s and over 100 years; some in the group have been visiting local area beaches since childhood and young adulthood. Assistance, including the use of beach wheelchairs, was provided by the Harwich Recreation Department.
Last year’s beach visit was postponed from August 8th until August 27th due to weather. And even though August 27, 2013 turned out to be a bit cloudy, residents enjoyed their time at Pleasant Road Beach where they had the place pretty much to themselves.
Appearing in the Cape Cod Times newspaper August 4, 2012:
GOING FOR A DIP
Photo by Sarah Crosby
Caption: Rosewood Manor resident Peg Herring, middle, places her feet in an inflatable pool of ocean water at the annual Rosewood Manor outing at Pleasant Road Beach in Harwich.
A group of Rosewood residents visited the beach on August 3rd for an afternoon of sand and surf. This year’s trip was our fourth annual beach visit, and our third year in a row to Pleasant Road Beach. The picture below gives an idea of the residents’ view of Nantucket Sound.
Appearing in the Harwich Oracle newspaper August 24, 2011:
ROSEWOOD MANOR RESIDENTS ENJOY VISIT TO BEACH
A group of Rosewood Manor residents, along with their caregivers, visited Pleasant Road Beach in West Harwich on Aug. 12 for an afternoon of sun, sand, and surf. This was their third annual beach outing organized by Rosewood staff, with assistance provided by the Harwich Recreation Department.
Ages of the residents who made the beach visit ranged from 76 to 94. All residents agreed they enjoyed every minute of their afternoon visit.
Rosewood Manor is a long-term care residence located in Harwich Center.
Appearing in the Cape Cod Times newspaper August 8, 2009:
A DAY AT THE BEACH
ROSEWOOD MANOR RESIDENTS ENJOY SUN AND SAND
IN RARE OCEANSIDE VISIT
By Paul Needham
Click on link to read about our 2009 beach visit: