Wellingborough care home launches new dementia café

Park House Care Home in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, has launched a new dementia café to support those living with dementia and their caregivers.

Part of Four Seasons Health Care, Park House Care Home will be welcoming anyone in the community who is affected by dementia, whether living with the condition or caring for someone, on the third Friday of every month.

The first session took place on 21 July and the care home’s Magic Moments Coordinators organised a range of activities including chair-based games and exercises, arts & crafts, and musical reminiscence. Those attending were served homemade cakes and had the opportunity to chat with carers at the home as well as residents and their families.

At future sessions, dementia support groups will be invited to give talks to help caregivers and family members understand more about the condition, with the chance to ask questions in a relaxed setting.

Magic Moments Coordinator Janine Olden said: “Living with dementia can be a lonely experience, not only for the person affected, but also the caregiver. We want to give people in our community the chance to talk to others in a similar position, who understand what they are going through. 

“Our first dementia café was a great success and included an exciting game of chair football which everyone enjoyed.”

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