Day centre’s activities for Dementia Week

The Ivy House held activities as part of Dementia Awareness Week. Joining in the fun are (L to R): client Suzanne Poole, supporter and visitor Stephen Lloyd MP, Ivy House founder Jane Lowe and client Alf Cowie. May 21st 2013 E210659P
The Ivy House held activities as part of Dementia Awareness Week. Joining in the fun are (L to R): client Suzanne Poole, supporter and visitor Stephen Lloyd MP, Ivy House founder Jane Lowe and client Alf Cowie. May 21st 2013 E210659P

A day centre in Eastbourne had a week of entertainment and a visit from the town’s MP for Dementia Awareness Week.

Ivy House Day Centre in Hartfield Road has been in operation for two years.

Its aim is to create a vibrant place for dementia suffers and encourage and support various activities.

Dementia Awareness Week is a national scheme.

Ivy House opened its doors to support the awareness week and hosted a wide range of activities.

Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd supported the event and event.

He read poetry to the service users and even took part in some dancing.

He visited last Wednesday (May 22) and commended Jane Lowe, founder of Ivy House, and the staff on the professional execution of the day. Mr Lloyd said there was a ‘warmth of feeling’ at the centre.

Jane Lowe said, “We search hard for what interests the individual, for activities they genuinely enjoy and our experienced, qualified specialists deliver care in an environment meticulously tailored to the individual’s personal comfort and happiness.

“This can be through painting, through a simple game of scrabble, some pottery on our potter’s wheel, or cooking a batch of shortbread biscuits.

“Our guests soon become friends, a part of the life of the house and an important, meaningful member of its community.”

Dementia Awareness Week might have finished, but staff at Ivy House are asking anyone who knows someone who might benefit from the day centre to get in touch.

For more information visit www.ivyhouse-dementiacare.com. Find them Facebook at IvyHouseDayCentreLtd or on Twitter: @Care_IvyHouse.