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Memory Walk: For a World without Dementia
Sun 14 May 2017, 10:00 – 12:00 BST
Sunrise Senior Living of Westbourne’s Memory Walk: For a World without Dementia
Meet on Sunday 14th May 10am for warm up session at the boating lake, walk starts at 10.30am.
Staff members at Sunrise Senior Living of Westbourne have organised a fundraising memory walk in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Society. The walk is around Poole Park boating lake on Sunday 14th May – starting at 10.30 am, and they are asking for all carers, family members, friends and neighbours and professionals to get involved too, either by donating or by joining the walk and seeking sponsorship.
Sunrise of Westbourne raised £1119.78 with your help on last years Memory Walk and are looking to exceed this. In their mission of walking for a world without dementia. The special thing about this memory walk is that this is being organised by Sunrise of Westbourne themselves, to celebrate the great work and support shown by their own carers who look after people living with dementia every day, and the professionals who support them.
Wendy Blow, Senior Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Westbourne, said: “We set up this walk to tie in with Alzheimer’s Society’s nationwide initiative, which sees memory walks hosted across the UK. There wasn’t a local walk taking place in Westbourne, so our Sunrise community decided to organise one themselves, in conjunction with the charity. This is a cause that is very close to all of our hearts and we wanted to show our residents and their carers just how much they are appreciated. The team are very excited about this and we hope others will join us on the day.”
At Sunrise Senior Living, there is a huge focus on activities to help residents living with dementia. The community runs singing sessions to help with memory, and hosts regular dementia cafés and Dementia Friend sessions – where people from the local area can drop by, meet others and share experiences.
Find out more about Dementia Friendly Westbourne - grand launch at Sunrise of Westbourne on the February 28th at 6pm.
If you would like to take part in the memory walk, please do call Sunrise of Westbourne on 01202 784002 alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org or register on the eventbrite website www.eventbrite.co.uk.