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Care homes in Holbeach area to share memories and idea at 'old-fashioned afternoon tea' to mark Dementia Action Week 2019




Three care homes in the Holbeach area are joining forces to highlight issues surrounding dementia at an event on Wednesday, May 22.

Residents and staff from Beech Lodge Nursing Home, Holbeach St Johns, will join groups from Mayfield Residential Home and Holbeach Hospital for an afternoon tea party at the hospital in Boston Road North.

The event, to include reminiscence games based around movies and music, is being held to mark Dementia Action Week which runs until Sunday.

Managers and staff at Beech Lodge Care Home in Holbeach, rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.Photo supplied. (10601951)
Managers and staff at Beech Lodge Care Home in Holbeach, rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.Photo supplied. (10601951)

Organisers hope the tea party will allow residents to build friendships with others outside of their own care home.

During the afternoon, residents will be invited to identify and talk about film stars and singers from the past, discuss household objects that are no longer used and share old songs and sayings.

Rebecca Atkinson, secretary at Holbeach Hospital, said: "The aim of the afternoon is not only to acknowledge Dementia Action Week but is also part of a wider initiative between Holbeach Hospital, Mayfields Residential Home and Beech Lodge Nursing Home to increase the social interactions of residents from different homes and share ideas amongst their staff.

Lesly Pointer, deputy manager, Maxine Winch, manager, nurse Rachael Tripp and her baby and Millie Howard, finance assistant, Helen Stanberry, ward clerk, at the launch of Holbeach Hospital's 30th anniversary celebrations.Photo supplied.
Lesly Pointer, deputy manager, Maxine Winch, manager, nurse Rachael Tripp and her baby and Millie Howard, finance assistant, Helen Stanberry, ward clerk, at the launch of Holbeach Hospital's 30th anniversary celebrations.Photo supplied.

"Activities co-ordinators from all three homes keep in contact with each other to offer support and plan joint activities.

"But this is the first time that residents from all three homes have been able to get together and meet each other."



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