Residents from Marlborough Court Care Home in London took time for a cuppa this week all in aid of dementia. Residents, relatives and the team in the home transformed the dining room into a place worthy of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party as everyone settled down for a brew and a piece of cake.
Hayley Mercer, Activities Co-ordinator said: “Time for tea is a lovely little campaign. It reminds us all to take the time out to talk to each other, relax and indulge in the very British tradition of a cup of tea. Dementia is a horrible disease, and anything that we can do to raise awareness about it helps us to all learn how it can impact our residents’ lives.”
The residents weren’t just treated to a tea party this week; they took part in a minor bit of redecorating.
Karen Cullis, Activities Co-ordinator said: “The residents were joined by students from the Woolwich Polytechnic School for boys. The students spent some of their day swapping stories with our residents, with both generations learning something from the other. We also set up a bit of a decorating session, with the residents and the students painting bunting that we then hung up in another area of the home to add a bit more colour to the walls.
“The visit was a great success. The residents relished talking to the students about what they got up to and how things were different when they were younger.”
Date published: 15 September 2017