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Company News, Clare Court, Birmingham, Birmingham

Our Clare Court team become Dementia Friends

We recently held our first Dementia Friends session at our Clare Court Care Home in Birmingham; 32 people attended. The event was a themed cheese and wine evening, with an information session about Dementia Friends delivered by Heather Perkins, our Dementia Support Advisor.

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme was created to help as many people as possible to understand more about the condition. By helping to breakdown stigmas and myths around dementia, it is possible to enable the wider community to support people with dementia to live well.

At Avery, creating dementia friends is an important part of our ReConnect strategy to inform and educate others. Families, friends and members of the local community are always welcome to become a Dementia Friend with Avery.

Our team at Clare Court also had the honour of having the Lord Mayor of Birmingham attend, Councillor Mohammed Azim and his daughter Lady Mayoress, Ms Bushra Bi. Residents joined in as well as relatives and local community groups.

Heather Perkins delivers Dementia Friends Workshop at Clare Court Care Home

Resident Sheila Caddick said “I found the session to be informative” and another resident, Naomi Lee, said “It was a good session”.

After the Dementia Friends session, we showcased a sensory demonstration with a Caribbean theme. We served cheese and wine and in keeping with the Caribbean theme, rum punch was also available.

To find out more about Clare Court Care Home, visit our Facebook page, or call 0121 554 9101.


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