Our Dementia Coach Diane wanted a way to bring families together and to develop a support network for each other. The idea was to create a social event that brought families and residents together so that they could share stories and spend time with their loved one in a more inclusive way. The theme was a tea and cupcake morning.
News and Events
Our news and events page has many articles of interest. We regularly post our upcoming events and activities to let you know what is happening at the home. You can also follow the Abbeyfield Society’s news and events here, as well as keep up to date on a variety of news articles and events relevant to the aged care sector. Please follow us on Facebook for regular updates from George Brooker House.
Tea and Cupcake success
Dementia thoughts in a poem
Have you ever wondered how you would feel if you had Dementia? Read this poem that was found in the home of one of our residents. We don't know if it is an original of hers, a poem that she has jotted down to describe her feelings or just something she could relate to? Mary O now states its from her friend Joan? Sadly we will never know but either way it will be nice to share.
Christmas Winter Wonderland
Our Christmas Winter Wonderland was held on the 15th December 2018 and was a great success despite the weather. Our maintenance officer was in charge of the theme and it was a great fundraiser with perfect picture opportunities. Father Christmas was there handing out presents, a pony ride, tombola, bric or brac, a Christmas stall and home made food and drink.
Home Improvements Part 2
Our home is continually being upgraded to become Dementia friendly and to ensure that our residents are living in a comfortable and homely environment. As promised back in July we will keep all of our visitors updated on our progress and we are delighted to show off our main Dining Room that has recently been transformed.
Walking for Dementia - Go Fund Me
On the 13th of October, Maggie Strong and her team will be taking part in a 7.5km memory walk, in London, to raise money for the Residents fund and the Alzheimer's Society. The aim of this is fund raiser is to enhance the quality of lives of our residents living with Dementia by providing the staff with resources to enable them to practice meaningful activity and stimulation.
As everyone knows the funding available for health and social care is not ideal but everyone living with Dementia deserves meaningful care and an enhanced quality of life. This is why George Brooker House are continually fundraising for our residents and have now created this go fund me page. As you can see the fundraising campaign is well underway and we need your support in achieving this target.
The Alzheimer's Society hold Memory Walks to fund vital research "into a world without Dementia" and we will donate to that cause too!
Click this link to show your support!
Summer Fete Success
Our summer fete was held on Saturday and we all had a great time raising over £600 for our residents fund. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to help and for their donations, we couldn't have done it without you.