Mulberry Court Residents Enjoy PJs And Pampering For Dementia Fundraiser
It was a day of manicures and massages on Wednesday for the residents of Mulberry Court, a Fremantle Trust care home, to raise funds for Dementia Awareness Week.
The local charity and provider of care for older people hosted the slumber party style event, which brought residents and their families together to raise almost £300 for Alzheimer’s Society.
Jodie Smiles, senior care worker at Mulberry Court, comments: “As a care home specialising in dementia care, we really wanted to mark this important week and support Alzheimer’s Society.
“It was actually one of our residents that came up with the slumber party theme, and we loved the idea. Staff members were sponsored to work in their pyjamas for the day, and some residents even joined in with us too!”
The activities during the event included a pamper morning of massages, manicures and hair styling, and an afternoon of singing and dancing along to some old favourite songs.
Mulberry Court resident Mrs Smith, 94 and originally from Pinner comments: “It was a wonderful idea and the staff looked fantastic in their pyjamas. It is great that they are raising money for such a good cause.”
Jodie continues: “Each of the activities we planned for the day, were designed to not only entertain the residents, but stimulate them too. For example, both massages and music are proven to be particularly therapeutic for those living with dementia.
“We hope that our donation will help to support the great work that Alzheimer’s Society does, and the event has helped to spread awareness of this important cause!”