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Hallmark Care Homes commit to making 1,000 people Dementia Friends!

9 May 2017

Hallmark Care Homes commit to making 1,000 people 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, for the second year running.

Hallmark Care Homes has chosen to do so 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 14th – 21st May and 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. According to Alzheimer’s Research UK, there are currently 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, 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 coffee mornings and sponsored walks, 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 session, Monday 15th May 3:30pm, 4:30pm,

Contact Sara at [email protected] for further information

 

Alexandra Grange Care Home, Wokingham, Berkshire

Dementia Friends session, Thursday 11th May 2:30pm

Dementia Friends session, Saturday 27th May 10:30am

The home is also hosting afternoon tea at the home with professional entertainment on Thursday 18th May from 3:00pm.

Contact Jim at [email protected] for further information

 

Anisha Grange Care Home, Billericay, Essex

The home is holding a super Dementia Friends session at the home, where they will attempt to make 50 people Dementia Friends on the evening of Wednesday 17th May at 7:00pm.

Contact Sara at [email protected] for further information

 

Anya Court Care Home, Rugby, Warwickshire

Karen the home’s Customer Relationship Manager and Dementia Champion will be speaking on Rugby FM on Wednesday 10th May to discuss Dementia Awareness Week on their breakfast show.

Dementia Friends session, Tuesday 16th May 5:30pm.

Dementia Friends session, Saturday 20th May 10:00am.

The home will also be doing a sponsored 10k walk with the residents and team from Sunday 14th May to Saturday 20th May. Residents will be encouraged to record their daily walks around the garden and local beauty spots and will be sponsored for their efforts.

Contact Karen at [email protected] for further information

 

Bryn Celyn Care Home, Maesteg, Wales

Dementia Friends session, Thursday 11th May 6:30pm.

The home will also be holding a coffee morning, selling homemade cakes for charity on Tuesday 16th May at 10:30am

Contact Alex at [email protected] for further information

 

Bucklesham Grange Care Home, Ipswich, Suffolk

The home is holding a coffee morning on Sunday 21st May, followed by a party and raffle in the afternoon.

Contact Kirsty at [email protected] for further information.

 

Chamberlain Court Care Home, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Dementia Friends session, Monday 15th May 11:00am.

Dementia Friends session, Tuesday 16th May 1:00pm.

Dementia Friends session, Wednesday 17th May 1:00pm.

Dementia Friends session, Thursday 18th May 11:00am, 1:00pm.

Chamberlain Court will also be presenting The Alzheimer’s Society with a cheque for £500 at their Dementia Café in Tunbridge Wells on Monday 15th May at 2:00pm.

Contact Darren at [email protected] for further information

 

Greenhill Manor Care Home, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

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

Dementia Friends session, Tuesday 16th May at 11:00am

Dementia Friends session, Thursday 18th May at 3:00pm

Dementia Friends session, Tuesday 23rd May at 3:00pm

Dementia Friends session, Thursday 25th May at 3:00pm

Dementia Friends session, Tuesday 30th May at 11:00am

Contact Karen at [email protected] for further information

 

Kew House Care Home, Wimbledon, London

On Tuesday 16th May, the home will have a musical duet specialising in traditional instruments, perform a variety of English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish songs.

Dementia Friends session, Saturday 20th May at 11:00am. This will be part of the homes open day which will take place from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

On the 20th the home will also hold an interactive reminiscence session for relatives.

Contact Jane at [email protected] for further information

 

Lakeview Care Home, Lightwater, Surrey

Dementia Friends session, Wednesday 17th May 6:30pm

Dementia Friends session, Saturday 20th May 9:30am

Throughout the month, the home will be creating a wildlife canvass and edible flower garden as part of a dementia gardening project.

Contact Sue at [email protected] for further information

 

Maycroft Manor Care Home, Brighton, East Sussex

Breakfast Dementia Friends session, Monday 15th May 9:30am

Cheese and wine Dementia Friends session Thursday 18th May 6:30pm

Afternoon tea Dementia Friends session Friday 19th May 2:00pm

Breakfast Dementia Friends session, Saturday 20th May 10:00am

Contact Lisa at [email protected] for further information

 

Ty Enfys Care Home, Cardiff, Wales

Dementia Friends session, Wednesday 17th May 2:30pm

Dementia Friends session, Wednesday 31st May 2:30pm

The home will be having an Open Day, Wednesday 31st May 11:30am-3:30pm.

Contact Barbara at [email protected] for further information

 

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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 contact 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.