July 20 2017
A beautiful outdoor sculpture, commissioned by Care UK from a talented local artist, has been unveiled at a care home in Bury St. Edmunds.
March 7 2017
To mark the official launch, guest of honour, the Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Chris Gordon, will join the team at Abney Court for the group’s first walk.
The Walking Group has been launched in partnership with Stockport Health Walks and will support local people living with dementia and their careers to get involved in gentle exercise, it will run fortnightly, with the route being wheelchair friendly.
Local people in Cheadle and surrounding areas, are invited to take part in the free walk which will start at 11.30am at Abney Court in Abney Hall Park, and will take a 30-minute route around the grounds of Abney Hall Park
Places are limited so booking is essential, to reserve your free place please contact the team on 07800 618575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The care home recently donated £1,500 to the Friends of Abney Hall Park to assist in maintaining and preserving the park pathways. The park has over 200 acres of natural woodland and is a popular destination for the local community. The historic grounds of the park will be the back drop to every walk.
Tracy Mitchell, home manager at Abney Court, said: “We are really excited to be launching a Dementia Walking Group at Abney Court. We advocate ‘activity based care’ and encourage residents to get involved in different activities to help lead as independent lives as possible, it’s great that we are now able to extend this to the wider community.
“Walking is a great activity for those living with dementia, not only is it a great way to keep fit, but it also improves sleep, self-esteem and mood. Anecdotal feedback suggests outdoor activities can even bring back memories to give those living with dementia moments of calm and clarity.”
July 12 2017
A local primary school has named the suites at a brand new care home in Harrow.
July 11 2017
Care UK has selected the Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) at the University of Worcester, as its new partner to help it invest further in its provision of care for people living with dementia.
July 20 2017
Parents are being reminded this summer to encourage their 18 year old children to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis and septicaemia.