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Hallmark Care Homes commit to making 1000 Dementia Friends

5 May 2016

Hallmark Care Homes commit to making 1000 Dementia Friends

Dementia Champions at all of our homes across England and South Wales will attempt to make 1,000 people Dementia Friends this May and Dementia Awareness Week as part of our commitment to raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and helping to transform the way the nation thinks about dementia.

Dementia Awareness Week, which is an annual event run by the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, The Alzheimer’s Society, runs from the 15th – 21st May is an important date for us as a care provider as we provide excellent standards of dementia care daily to residents in our homes and an important part of this care is raising awareness of the condition.

Dementia Champions, at our 15 locations will attempt to educate 1,000 people about dementia by running various informative Dementia Friends sessions, which are taught in partnership with The Alzheimer’s Society’s material for team members, relatives and members of the local community.

Each fun and interactive Dementia Friends session takes an hour and explores what it’s like to live with dementia. It will also discuss how you can make someone with dementia live a fulfilled life and the small things you can do to make a difference.

Visitors who complete the course will receive a Dementia Friends badge and takeaway material from The Alzheimer’s Society.

Customer Relationship Manager and Dementia Champion at Anya Court, Karen Handley said: “Our drop in sessions at our Hallmark homes will tell you everything you need to know about dementia. One person every three minutes will develop dementia, therefore it’s important that as a care provider we get the word out there and as a community we become more dementia friendly. We hope members of the public will support us with our mission and take part in one of our enjoyable sessions, make friends and enjoy a slice of cake in one of our beautiful environments.”

If you are interested in finding out more about dementia and helping us to reach our commitment of 1,000 Dementia Friends this May, please see each of the homes individual activities below and contact your nearest Hallmark Care Home to register your interest.

From Dementia Friends sessions, to craft sales and coffee mornings each of our homes will be celebrating Dementia Awareness Week in their own unique way and we have plenty of activities you can get involved in!

 

Dementia awareness activities taking place this May

 

Admiral Court Care Home, Leigh on Sea, Essex

Dementia Friends sessions, Monday 16th May – Thursday 19th May at 12:30pm and Friday 20th May at  12:00pm

Contact Kelly at [email protected] for further information

 

Alexandra Grange Care Home, Wokingham, Berkshire

Dementia Friends session, Saturday 21st May, 10:30am.

The home will also be holding a craft sale to raise funds for The Alzheimer’s Society on Sunday 15th May from 11:00am – 4:00pm and hosting an afternoon tea party with professional entertainment on Thursday 19th May at 2:00pm

Contact Jim at [email protected] for further information

 

Anya Court Care Home, Rugby, Warwickshire

Dementia Friends session, Tuesday 10th May 1:00pm. This will be just before the launch of our homes forget-me-not dementia café at 2:30pm. Please see further details here.

Dementia Friends session, Saturday 21st May at 10.30am. This will be part of a dementia advice morning with coffee and cakes in the garden.

Contact Karen at [email protected] for further information

 

Anisha Grange Care Home, Billericay, Essex

Dementia Friends session,  Monday 16th May, 3:00pm

Contact Kelly at [email protected] for further information

 

Bryn Celyn Care Home, Maesteg, Wales

Dementia Friends session, Monday 16th May, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm

Our Maesteg home will also be holding a car wash event on Tuesday 17th May, a BBQ on Wednesday 18th May and a coffee morning on Friday 20th May to raise funds for The Alzheimer’s Society.

Contact Mark at [email protected] for further information

 

Cartref Annwyl Fan Care Home, Ammanford, Wales

Dementia Friends session, Tuesday 10th May, 11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm

Contact Marie at [email protected]@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk for further information

 

Greenhill Manor Care Home, Merthyr, Wales

Dementia Friends session, Monday 16th May 3:00pm

Dementia Friends session, Tuesday 17th May 11:00am

Dementia Friends session, Wednesday 18th May 3:00pm, 6:00pm

Dementia Friends session, Thursday 19th May 11:00am, 3:00pm

Contact Karen at [email protected] for further information

 

Kew House Care Home, Wimbledon, London

Dementia Friends session, Friday 6th May 3:00pm

Dementia Friends session, Thursday 12th May at 6:00pm

Dementia Friends session, Saturday 14th May at 11:00am

Contact Jennifer at [email protected] for further information

 

Lakeview Care Home, Lightwater, Surrey

Dementia Friends session, Tuesday 17th May 2:00pm

Dementia Friends session, Thursday 19th May 2:00pm

The home are also hosting a line dancing and afternoon tea event on Wednesday 18th May at 2:00pm

Contact Darren at [email protected] for further information

 

Maycroft Manor Care Home, Brighton, East Sussex

Dementia Friends session, Monday 16th May 2:00pm

Dementia Friends session Wednesday 18th May 11:00am

Dementia Friends session Friday 20th May 2:00pm

Maycroft Manor is also launching a dementia café to encourage carers of those living with dementia to get together and support each other. This launches Wednesday 18th May at 2:00pm.

The care team at the home will also be doing a sponsored bikeathon for The Alzheimer’s Society by introducing an exercise bike into the reception area of the home. This will be commencing on Monday 16th May and the team will be attempting to cycle from Lands’ End to John O’Groats in distance. As always any sponsors and donations would be greatly received.

Contact Lisa at [email protected] for further information

 

Regency House Care Home, Cardiff, Wales

Dementia Friends session, Wednesday 18th May, 4:00pm

Dementia Friends session, Thursday 19th May, 4:00pm

Contact Jonathan at [email protected] for further information

 

Shire Hall Care Home, Cardiff, Wales

Dementia Friends session, Monday 16th May at 4:00pm

Dementia Friends session, Tuesday 17th May at 4:00pm

Dementia Friends session, Friday 20th May at 4:00pm

Contact Jonathan at [email protected] for further information

 

Ty Enfys Care Home, Cardiff, Wales

Dementia Friends session, Tuesday 17th May at 11:00am

The home will also be getting their fingers green by planting forget-me-not plants throughout Dementia Awareness Week.

Contact Lily at [email protected]  for further information

 

Please make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep updated with our commitment to making 1000 people Dementia Friends this May!

If none of the above activities take your interest and you would just like your dementia care questions answered in confidence please click here to find your nearest Hallmark Care Home. Our dedicated care team are happy to assist you with your queries and facilitate a tour of our award-winning facilities where needed.

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