Telford care home reveals summer events
Residents at a Telford care home are in for a busy summer with a packed schedule of fun and fundraising events.
Lightmoor View in Telford will host a series of activities including dementia awareness training and a nostalgic trip back in time between May and September.
The 75-bed home, one of 14 homes in the county operated by Coverage Care, specifically caters for older people with dementia.
During Dementia Awareness Week, Lightmoor View will host a Dementia Friends information session and afternoon tea on May 20 at 2pm.
The Dementia Friends programme, run by the Alzheimer’s Society, is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.
The charity wants there to be four million Dementia Friends with the know-how to help people with dementia feel understood and included in their community.
On June 24 and 25, there will be a 1940s Memories Weekend with activities from 1.30pm to 5.30pm each day including games, entertainment, cake stall, make stall, lucky dip, tombola, raffle and afternoon tea, all on a theme from the decade.
And two of the home’s activities co-ordinators Georgina Bedding and Jenni Ellis will take part in a fundraising 5.5km Memory Walk in Sutton Park, Birmingham, in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society on September 16.
Home manager Diana Wall said: “As a home that caters specifically for people with dementia, raising awareness of the condition and getting involved in fundraising activities to support the work of the Alzheimer’s Society is something we all feel passionately about.
“The 1940s weekend will be a great way to spark some memories for our residents and their friends and family and raise funds to support our activities programme.”
Advance tickets for the 1940s Memories Weekend can be bought by contacting 01952 432412.
To learn more about Coverage Care and its work in Shropshire, visit www.coveragecareservices.co.uk.