Hermitage House Care Home in Thrapston organised a Memory Walk to support Alzheimer’s Society and raise awareness of dementia. The walk was attended by residents, families, staff, Devika Day Centre, Squirrels Nursery, and Thrapston Town Mayor Cllr Craig Wilcox with his son Connor. They walked together as a community and celebrated their achievement at The Baptist Church’s coffee morning.
Home Manager Clare Hedge said: “We walked in solidarity with our residents and others who live with dementia. It was wonderful to involve our local community and spread awareness for Alzheimer’s Society. We are grateful to everyone who joined us and to The Baptist Church who hosted us at their coffee morning.”
Customer Relations Manager Sarah-Beth Preston said: “We received a lot of warmth and encouragement from everyone we met along the way, despite the bad weather. I think this event was very important to bring the community together and show what we do every day at Hermitage House Care Home.”
Thrapston Town Mayor Cllr Craig Wilcox said: “I was delighted to be part of the Memory Walk with Hermitage House for Alzheimer’s. My wife’s family has been affected by Alzheimer’s, so I know how challenging it can be. It was amazing to do this today to raise awareness. Thank you for inviting me to join this event.”
Senior Carer Fiona said: “We had a great turnout from Hermitage House. Our carer Emma walked with her dad Bob, Valery walked with her husband Stuart who is a resident, Maureen walked with her family, John walked with his son Andrew and his wife, and Pauline walked with her daughter Anna.”
A lady from The Baptist Church said: “It was a pleasure to welcome everyone to our coffee morning after the Memory Walk. I think it was a beautiful event to hold. Everyone is welcome to join our regular coffee mornings anytime.”
At the end of the Memory Walk, Clare Hedge and Cllr Craig Wilcox presented medals to the residents as a token of appreciation. The residents were very happy and proud of their achievements. Bob, who attends the Devika Day Centre, thanked them and showed off his medal to his friends and family.