New dementia service at Claydon House continues to grow
Residents and staff at Claydon House Care Home in Lewes hosted their regular new Dementia Cafe event this week, designed to help members of the local community affected by dementia.
The ‘Bluebird’ Dementia Cafe is held on the first Wednesday of every month between 2:30pm and 4:30pm. Each event features a specialist speaker as well as a short musical concert.
Activities Co-ordinator Emilie Watson has been working with local health and social care organisations and charities to build up the programme of events. Future sessions will feature guest speakers from Age UK, Care for Carers, and local businesses.
Residents and staff alike help to prepare the home each month to welcome the community. Residents participate in the event by offering teas and cakes to guests, and decorating the home with vintage café décor. Staff feel that empowering their residents to host such an event will help them become more involved in the community.
There is no need to book and refreshments are provided. If you require any further information about the next event then please call: 01273 474844.
Claydon House Activities Coordinator Emilie Watson, who is organises the event, said:
“The residents and staff have are always very busy in the lead up to each dementia café. We are always excited to open our doors to the community. The afternoon is open to absolutely anyone affected by dementia.
We hope people find the service helpful, the café offers local people the chance to find out more about living with dementia, and chat and socialise with other people affected by the condition.”
Claydon House is run by family-owned Caring Homes Group, which was founded in 1994 by mother and son team, Helena and Paul Jeffery. The home provides care and nursing support for up to 47 people in a sought after residential area of Lewes.