A local care home showed their support for World Alzheimer’s Day this week, marked globally on 21st September.
Residents at Upton Bay Care Home, each equipped with pedometers for the day, quickly racked up the mileage, totalling an impressive 24 miles between 28 residents over the 12 hour period.
Making the most of the warm weather, the group chose to complete their distance outdoors in the surrounding neighbourhood, enjoying the late September sun on their journey.
“We couldn’t believe the total distance at the end of the day,” commented Karen Grant, Activity coordinator. “To have nearly completed a marathon as a group, with some partakers in their late 80’s, is really something for our ladies and gents to be proud of.”
Upton Bay provides dedicated dementia care to 27 residents, as well as respite breaks and residential living. Mevin Sohorye, General Manager, explained the importance of supporting dementia care charities:
“With the number of people living with dementia set to reach 1 million in the next year, it is more paramount than ever that as healthcare providers, we do all we can to support vital research into this disease.”
“As a care home, we are devoted to upholding the highest standards of care for our residents, and aiding our local community too, such as through national charity work and supporting local projects.”