World Book Day celebrated with published author resident at Burnley care home


Wordsworth House celebrated World Book Day this year with Florence Openshaw, a 98-year-old resident who is a published author.

Florence, who has a degree in Economic Sciences, had her book Hairdressing Science published in 1978 and it has been used as a teaching aid in hairdressing colleges ever since.

Hairdressing Science is widely available online and in certain stores, with a 4.5-star rating on Amazon.

Florence said: “I studied Economic Sciences at Oxford University, which I enjoyed very much. I went on to write this book and I really enjoyed doing that and I also enjoyed my whole career”

Aimee Green, home manager at Wordsworth House, said: “Florence is such a huge character within the home, and it’s been lovely to hear stories from her past especially hearing about getting her book published.

“Having a degree in Domestic Sciences is an achievement in itself but to have a book published which aids the teaching and success of others proves just how knowledgeable and intelligent Florence is.”

Wordsworth House forms part of Larchwood Care and is managed by Healthcare Management Solutions. 76% of Larchwood Care Homes are rated as ‘Good’ or above by the CQC, above the industry average.


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