Mar 01, 2013
A Poole care home is inviting visitors to make time for a cuppa to support a national dementia awareness campaign.
Care UK’s Mitchell House care home will be hosting a morning of events as part of Time for a Cuppa week. Events are being held around the country to raise awareness and funds for Dementia UK, a charity that supports the relatives and friends of people living with dementia.
The home will be opening its doors on Wednesday March 6 for tea and cake and Mitchell House manager Moise Jennah said: “We provide expert care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and we know that this campaign is very important to people with the condition and their families.
“One resident’s daughter is organising a ‘guess the sweets in the jar’ competition, while others are helping with the tombola or baking cakes for the event to raise money for this worthwhile cause.”
Residents will be baking and decorating cakes, as well as welcoming visitors to their home in Mitchell Road between 10.30am and noon.
Moise added: “The home has many good friends in the community and many of our residents have lived in the area all their lives, so they are looking forward to welcoming friends old and new.”
To mark Time for a Cuppa week, Care UK, a leading provider of health and social care services throughout the country, commissioned an independent survey into the nation’s tea-drinking habits.
The survey found that people around the UK place great value on the benefits of meeting friends and family for a cuppa and to share news – a view shared by 81% of people in the South West.
People in the region also named The Queen and Sir Winston Churchill as two famous names they would most like to share a cuppa with.
Sharing family news over a cuppa was also top choice for adults around the UK, with nearly 75% saying it was their favourite way to share family news and events and 51% of over 55s opting for their children as the favourite people to make time for a cuppa and a chat with.
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