Oakland Care’s new podcast covers a range of different topics. Join us as we delve into the experiences and lives of Oakland Care residents, staff and inspirational figures from the local community to listen to their life experiences and their tips for living a happy, healthy and well-balanced life.
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This week we talk to Ricky Chaplin, highly decorated amateur boxer, actor, stuntman, fireman & boxing coach, and local to our Swanley care home, Birchwood Heights.
Ricky walks us through his life story, delving into his successful boxing career, his renaissance as an actor – which has seen him star in Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher alongside Russell Crowe and Ray Winstone.
Along the way, he shares his inspirational wellbeing tips and advice on overcoming insurmountable obstacles. This episode is full of practical wisdom, positivity, and tips on how to live a healthier, happy life
On Thursday 8th December 2022, a few days after recording this episode, John Port a World War 2 Soldier, D-Day survivor, and resident at one of our Oakland Care Homes sadly passed away aged 102.
In a tribute to his extraordinary life, this is a conversation about risk, fear, resilience, building relationships, and gratitude.
As John talks about his time in the war as a teenager, living without electricity, starting a new career after retirement, and living through Covid, John really puts things in perspective for us, the younger generation.