Ballymena Year 6 Pupils Enjoy Dementia Awareness Session
Pupils at St Colmcille’s Primary School in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, were visited last week by Carol Shields, a Runwood Homes Dementia Services Manager. Organised by Rose Court, a local care home in Brocklamont, Ballymena, the dementia awareness session helped the children gain an understanding of dementia and how it affects those who live with it. Following the interesting and engaging talk, pupils are now busy writing poems about dementia and a winner will be chosen by residents at Rose Court care home.
Carol Shields will be delivering a further talk on dementia for the teachers and PTA of St Colmcille’s Primary School soon. As part of their important roles, Runwood Homes Activity Coordinators, together with the Dementia Care Services Team, endeavour to create links within the community to enable residents to make new friendships, take part activities, host insightful talks and workshops, aiming to bridge the generation gap, stimulate and entertain residents and other community groups and show that care homes are friendly, happy and safe places to be.
Rose Court is a modern and spacious, 100 bedroom care home in County Antrim, providing expert care for older people, including a dedicated area especially for those living with dementia, designed to enable those cared for to maintain their independence in a safe environment. Rose Court also care for those in need of general nursing.
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