Chipping Campden Community Day at Mill House

Mill House Nursing Home in Chipping Campden, organised and hosted a summer fair to raise awareness of Dementia within the local community of Chipping Campden.

The event was attended by a mix of local businesses, members of the local community and our residents friends and family. It was part of a week-long calendar of events across the North Cotswolds, organised by Jacqueline Wright – Shared Healthy Communities Officer for West Oxfordshire and Cotswold District Councils. Mill House was selected as the only care home to support the council throughout the week, largely down to reputation for engaging with the local community and delivering exceptional care in our home.

The aim of the event was to invite people into Mill House to raise awareness of Dementia during Dementia Action Week. Those that attended were able to sample the local stalls, take part in various activities on the day and also learn and experience what it may be like to live with Dementia. The immersive experience within the home led by Michele Saunders gave members of the public a first-hand experience of what it may be like to live with dementia and the challenges that it brings.

Everyone who attended also enjoyed performances from the local volunteers at charity Mind Song, the Baptist Choir, whilst being amazed by a magician.

The event was immensely successful, bringing the local community together to raise awareness and also raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Jacqueline Wright from West Oxfordshire and Cotswold District Council said, “I was impressed with the arrangements the Mill House staff had made. The garden was beautifully decorated and numerous stalls had been set up by local businesses as well as a lovely barbecue. Many families came along to enjoy the activities that had been offered and to learn more about dementia. A special highlight was the “Dementia Experience” where visitors had the opportunity to experience and understand how life can be for people living with dementia as it still is a misunderstood condition.  Other highlights were the singing group “Mindsong” and the Baptist Choir who performed for the care home residents as well as for visitors.

It was a very successful first Community Day in Chipping Campden and surely we were able to raise more awareness for dementia. I would like to thank all staff for their commitment and hard work not only on that day but generally by providing outstanding care for their residents and in particular for those living with dementia. Now we would like to focus on putting things into action and work alongside the Gloucestershire Dementia Strategy and Alzheimer’s Society to create more dementia friendly communities in the Cotswolds, one of which will hopefully be Chipping Campden with the most appreciated help from Caring Homes and The Mill House team.”

At Mill House, we deliver residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 45 elderly residents in a friendly and supportive environment.

If you would like to find out more about life at Mill House, what is happening at the home, events, or to arrange a visit, please contact us on 0808 223 5524 or email manager.millhouse@caringhomes.org.

 

Mill House

Home Manager

Djoanah Turla

Address

Sheep Street,
Chipping Campden,
Gloucestershire,
GL55 6DR

Contact
0808 223 5524
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