To mark World Alzheimer’s Day on Saturday 21st September, local nursing home Gracewell of Bath will be hosting a day of activities on 26th September from 11am – 3pm.
The aim will be to raise awareness of dementia and the care and support that is available, whilst also championing creative arts for older people.
The day will begin with a singalong at the regular choir session. The home’s chef will be preparing a range of complementary textured diet samples for visitors to sample.
At 1pm, there will be a Dementia Friends session where all in attendance can discuss ways to make the local area more dementia-friendly.
All guests will also be able to take a tour of the home throughout the day.
Jackie Pool, Director of Memory Care at Gracewell Healthcare, said: “World Alzheimer’s Day is an opportunity to raise awareness, highlight issues faced by people living with dementia and demonstrate how we can all work together overcome them, to help people live well with the condition.
“We are delighted to be promoting ‘creative arts in dementia care’ this year.
“Our teams have seen first-hand how engaging in arts activities can empower people living with dementia. It enriches life for them and those around them and we have some amazing talent at Gracewell of Bath.
“As an organisation, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life for residents living with dementia or memory loss and each of the care homes have a tailored activities programme, creative art therapies as well as life-skill-stations that help to stimulate the brain, support a healthy lifestyle and promote a sense of wellbeing and purpose.
“Do contact Gracewell of Bath to find out what events they have planned this September, to book a tour or drop in for a tea, coffee or a cold drink. You are all welcome.”
To RSVP, call Gracewell of Bath on 01225 436728.