Dementia Action Week: Sing-alongs, memory walks and crafts in Royal Star & Garter’s Homes
A series of activities has taken place at Royal Star & Garter as the charity marked Dementia Action Week.
Residents enjoyed tea parties, walks and arts and crafts to celebrate the week, which ran from 17-23 May.
Royal Star & Garter provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia.
In Surbiton, residents went on a Memory Walk around the Home. They made forget-me-nots from tissue paper and enjoyed a party at the end of Dementia Action Week.
In the Solihull and High Wycombe Homes, activities included painting, sing-alongs and dementia awareness tea parties.
Raquel Pena Aristizabal, Activities Manager at the Surbiton Home, said: “Dementia Action Week is a very important week for us, so it was lovely to involve lots of residents with a variety of different activities.”
Royal Star & Garter is supporting Alzheimer Society’s Cure the Care System campaign to provide quality care that is free and easy to access, no matter where you live. Chief Executive Andy Cole said: “The pandemic’s devastating impact on adult social care has not only highlighted the amazing work that happens every day to support those people living with dementia but also underscored the urgent need for reform and sustainable, long-term investment. Too many still struggle to access the care and support they deserve. The high standard of dementia care that we provide at Royal Star & Garter should be the norm, not the exception.”
The charity is welcoming new residents to its Homes in Solihull, Surbiton and High Wycombe. For further information, visit www.starandgarter.org
Our work with music and residents living with dementia has been supported by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust through their Positive Pathways programme.