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Activities coordinator at Elmstead house takes a jump for Dementia UK

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Lynne Heary, Elmstead House’s activities coordinator, faced her fears last Saturday as she took a giant 160 feet leap at the O2 arena, London to raise money for Dementia UK.

The sponsored bungee jump has raised over £400 for Dementia UK, with some of the money also going towards buying a garden swing for the dementia residents at the care home.

Lynne said: “Not only did I want to support such an amazing charity, who do so much for people living with dementia, I also wanted to give our residents something to enjoy too.”

“Seeing our residents enjoy the garden outside is a real pleasure, the new garden swing will be fantastic for them. The residents and staff here thought I was completely mad, but it really helped calm my nerves knowing that they are all behind me and they really appreciate what I am doing for such a great charity” commented Lynne.

Lynne started working at the care home in Hendon as a carer before moving onto becoming the home’s activities coordinator. Lynne’s passion for the home’s activities stemmed from her father’s diagnosis of dementia, where she really began to understand the importance of activity based care.

“Lynne’s enthusiasm is infectious! She is so dedicated to her role and the happiness of the residents - she is a real delight to have around” said Lorraine Mchugh, home manager at Elmstead House.

Lorraine continued: “She is a fantastic activity coordinator, a real asset to our team.”

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171 Park Road, Hendon, Greater London, NW4 3TH

Elmstead House

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • Day club

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