Vida Healthcare Dons Denim For Dementia

Vida Healthcare is raising money for Alzheimer’s Society with the help of local school, Rossett Acre Primary.

The dementia care specialist has teamed up with  local school children to raise awareness of dementia and lift the spirits of residents and staff at Vida Healthcare’s two homes; Vida Grange and Vida Hall with blue flowers crocheted by the pupils at Rossett Acre.

Hosted on 21 May 2021 to tie in with Denim for Dementia, families, residents and staff will be required to provide a small donation in order to wear the flowers to support Alzheimer’s Society.

Denim for Dementia is a day founded by Alzheimer’s Society which was established to raise awareness of dementia, the care available for people living with dementia, and raise money for the charity by people wearing denim for the day.

Ashleigh Christie, Early Years Leader at Rossett Acre Primary School, who came up with the idea of crocheting flowers, commented: “Contributing to the happiness of people in our local community, and teaching the children about health conditions like dementia is a really important part of school life at Rossett Acre.

“We really enjoy partnering with Vida Healthcare to give the children exciting projects to work on, and it’s really meaningful to know that the hard work of our pupils has such a positive impact, particularly after such a challenging year with the pandemic.”

Vida Healthcare and Rossett Acre have previously partnered in 2020 when the school handmade Christmas cards containing good wishes and personalised messages for the residents.

James Rycroft, Managing Director at Vida Healthcare, who’s coordinated the initiative, added: “It’s really important to us that we raise awareness of dementia amongst our local community and young people. Initiatives like this are a great opportunity to not only provide much needed funds to fantastic charities like Alzheimer’s UK, but also bring a smile to the faces of our staff, residents and their families. “I’m really looking forward to seeing the flowers that are created by the school children, and the effect they have on our residents. We’re coordinating numerous CSR activities throughout the year and it’ll be fantastic to continue working on these initiatives and seeing the positive impact they have both at home and further afield.”

Vida Healthcare is coordinating numerous CSR activities with local schools throughout the year, including a project with Saltergate Primary School to coincide with Loneliness Week in June and Christmas carols, which it hopes will be held in person this year as Covid restrictions continue to lift.