Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield launches new ‘Wednesday Club’ for dementia carers

Gracewell  |  May 10, 2017

Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield kick-started its new ‘Wednesday Club’ on 3rd May, which will give all dementia carers - and their loved ones from the local area and beyond - the chance to develop talents and enjoy live entertainment on a weekly basis.

The club, which will run from 10.00am to 2.30pm every Wednesday in May, will allow carers to enjoy activities ranging from arts and crafts, gardening, and cooking, while also presenting the chance to sit back and enjoy live singing.

Those that attend will be able to socialise with other carers, share their experiences, and take their mind off the dedicated daily routine of service that they undertake.

At 10.00am, coffee will be served, before the main activities of the day commence. Attendees will then be treated to a buffet lunch at 12.30pm, after which an hour-long afternoon social will get underway.

The ‘Wednesday Club’ will enhance Gracewell’s commitment to promoting a healthy, active and fulfilling lifestyle for older people, those living with dementia, as well as their carers, and will promote further the open, interactive environment at Gracewell homes in which everyone can share stories and experiences.

Kiran Chagger, Home Admissions Advisor at Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield, said:

“The ‘Wednesday Club’ is a fantastic opportunity for dementia carers and their loved ones to come to our home and experience a lively and sociable day of diverse activities, great entertainment and delicious food.

“Those who care for individuals living with dementia are extremely dedicated and compassionate people, but it is vitally important that they also have the chance to relax, meet others and pursue hobbies on a regular basis.

“Our new club will allow carers to do just that, and we were delighted to welcome guests to the first day of fun and laughter on 3rd May.”