One of the UK’s leading not-for-profit care home providers organised special events for residents across the country this month, in aid of World Alzheimer’s Day.
The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) pledged its support to the cause, which aims to raise awareness of dementia and encourages people to challenge the negative stigma attached to the condition.
To recognise the day, OSJCT’s homes across Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire arranged a number of treats and activities, including barbeques, karaoke, tea parties and countryside walks.
Boultham Park House, a 36-bed care home in Lincoln held a ‘singing for the brain’ party, while Gregory House in Grantham supported the day with a 1940’s style Tea Party for residents, families and carers.
Windsor Street, a brand new care centre in Cheltenham welcomed Animal Mania’s mobile zoo for a day of sensory animal petting, while Jubilee Lodge in Bourton-on-the-Water organised a special pamper day for residents.
“We were delighted to once again support World Alzheimer’s Day,” commented Dan Hayes, Operations Director for The Orders of St John Care Trust.
“As a leading national provider of specialist older people’s care, understanding the individual needs of residents living with dementia is key. As a Trust, we aim to help raise awareness of the condition and encourage a person-centred approach to care.
“The day was a great opportunity to organise something special for our residents and say thank you to our carers for their hard work and dedication.”
For more information about The Orders of St John Care Trust, please visit www.osjct.co.uk.