A residential and dementia care home has been helping older people in North Tyneside find out more about available local support services and social groups by hosting an Older Persons Services community drop in.
Earsdon Grange care home in Wellfield organised the event to showcase the works of Older Persons advice, support and social groups in the area and to help inform older people living in North Tyneside of the resources and support available to them through local services and organisations to equip them with the knowledge of where to go for help and further information. The open day also offered a networking opportunity for local older persons groups, as well as older people living in the area.
Representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, Care and Connect North Tyneside, Equal Arts, and the North Tyneside Carers Centre met with guests to discuss their services and the help, advice and support available in the area.
Chairman of North Tyneside Council, Councillor Dave McGarr and Consort Mrs Maureen McGarr spent time meeting with the staff and residents of Earsdon Grange and talking to the exhibitors and members of the public attending the event.
Alongside the information session, the home also welcomed guests to join residents at an onsite ‘Swinging 60s’ concert from singer Jim McCabe and enjoy refreshments and a buffet in the home’s coffee shop.
Chairman of North Tyneside Council, Councillor Dave McGarr, Said: “The event was a great success. The exhibitors were very informative and engaging with visitors and staff and residents were a joy to meet. Having spent several hours at the event, I came away delighted that North Tyneside is able to provide such high quality and caring havens for our elderly. The care home goes more than the extra mile for its residents. It was clear that staff interaction with the residents was first rate and genuine. Caring at it’s best!”
Earsdon Grange, owned by Countrywide Care Homes, offers residential care and dementia care to the elderly and also regularly welcomes local older people who are living alone and may be feeling socially isolated to join them for befriending social circles and events.