New launch of memory café for the community

Lambwood Heights is delighted to be opening a memory café to offer support to people living with dementia in the community.

Lambwood Heights will be running the first of its fortnightly memory cafés on Friday 30th July, which will give people and their families a chance to meet and relax together, share experiences and get advice and information from the home’s dementia specialists.

Lambwood Heights offers residential, nursing, memory and respite care, with a dedicated memory care unit on the first floor where carers are further trained.

Combating Social Isolation

Sonia Kasese, Home Manager, says living with the condition can be very isolating. Dementia can cause memory problems but also changes in behaviour and personality so it can affect people’s confidence and mean they don’t go out as much as they used to.

“People may have been particularly isolated because of the COVID-19 pandemic so we wanted to open our doors and offer a comfortable environment where people can relax, meet each other and feel they are not alone”.

We’re here to support you

Lambwood Heights team members will be on hand, to answer any questions people may have, to take away worries or anxieties, but above all the aim is for everyone to come along and enjoy themselves. The café will offer a traditional fish and chip lunch and the opportunity to join in with planned activities by our Lifestyles team.  Visitors can have their hair and nails done and if people request it, team members are happy to do informal assessments of the likely needs of their loved one.

Visitors will be asked to take lateral flow test at the care home before entering and will be required to wear a face mask.

The memory café is free and is open to anyone who has dementia, including the home’s residents, their families and carers.  It runs from 11.00am to 3.00pm and booking is essential.

To book your space, contact Client Relationship Manager, Nicola Latham-Gibbs, on 0203 973 5600 or email Clientrelations.lh@oaklandcare.com

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