The team at The Vines recently held an open day to raise awareness for dementia, in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, for the second year in a row.
The home, which is located in Crowborough, East Sussex, provides residential support to people with who have an acquired brain injury (ABI), a traumatic brain injury (TBI), or a progressive neurological condition (PNC).
The event was planned from start to finish with resident involvement. Residents helped create and distribute the invite to their family members, professionals involved in their care, and members of the local community. Invites were dropped off at local businesses, through letterboxes, and at the local Memory Moments café, which provides a space for people with dementia and their loved ones.
In preparation for the event, residents and staff members have been hard at work setting up the garden. This has included adding new plants to the flowerbeds and vegetable patch, and setting up activities for attendees to enjoy. This included fete games such as bean bag toss, and board games such as snakes and ladders.
Everyone was glad to see blue skies and plenty of sun on the day of the event. The team at The Vines prepared a banquet of foods, catered for everyone’s dietary needs, including some delicious treats grilled up on the homemade barbecue.
The fundraiser was well attended, and everyone had a great time. Everybody at the home was delighted to see members of the community turn up, including a local councillor.
“It really was an amazing event,” said the Registered Manager, “the staff and residents did an incredibly job in making it happen.”
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