Mayor of Rotherham officially opens new dementia café at Laureate Court care home
Laureate Court care home in Rotherham launched their first ever Dementia Café during Care Home Open Week, on Monday the 26th of June 2023.
From the 26th of June, Laureate Court will become the second care home in the community to host the café, which will take place every other Monday.
The team at Laureate Court hope to welcome the wider community and establish the home as a support hub for those in Rotherham who are living (or know someone living) with dementia.
According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there are currently around 900,000 people with dementia in the UK. This number is expected to rise to over one million people with dementia in the UK by 2025 and nearly 1.6 million in 2040.
A dementia café provides a safe space, free from judgement, where you can go for a cup of tea and a chat with either experienced specialised dementia professionals or connect with others in a similar position.
The café can also provide advice and information for someone caring for a loved one with dementia, as supporting family members and carers are an important function of the cafés.
In attendance was the Mayor of Rotherham and Councillor Robert Taylor, with entertainment from a local band, the Ukes of Hazzard. The home also welcomed children from Lime Tree Nursery to interact with residents and participate in a variety of games.
Lisa Facer, Home Manager at Laureate Court Care Home, said: “We have launched the Dementia Café as we are keen to support and engage with the local community and promote our care home whilst raising awareness of the effects of dementia. The dementia café will be a safe space to offer a support mechanism for people affected who can come together and share their ideas and experiences to support one another.”
For more information on Laureate Court, please visit: https://www.runwoodhomes.co.uk/care-homes/care-homes-south-yorkshire/laureate-court
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