Sunrise of Sonning to Host World Alzheimer’s Day Activities

Sunrise  |  September 7, 2017

The team at Sunrise of Sonning are welcoming all to attend their World Alzheimer’s Day activities on 21st September.  

From the morning into the evening, a range of different sessions will be held to provide guests the opportunity to socialise, share experiences, and enjoy delicious food and drink. 

Kicking things off from 10.30-11.30am, Sunrise of Sonning’s Assistant Director of Community Relations, Alison Chapman, will run a Dementia Friends session. Guests will have the chance to learn more about dementia, and how they can act in ways that reduce the stigma around the condition. 

This will be followed in the afternoon by a Memory Care Café from 3-5pm, hosted by team members with expertise in reminiscence, and providing a relaxed meet and greet environment where guests can talk while enjoying afternoon tea.

In the evening, from 6-8pm, a Carers Support Group will be held by the Alzheimer’s Representative for Berkshire, Sandy Sweet. Primary carers and home care companies will be able to share information, and bring their residents, so that they can form friendships with those in similar situations to their own.

World Alzheimer’s Day is held on September 21st every year, and sees Alzheimer’s organisations across the country raise awareness about the most common form of dementia.

Providing high-quality dementia care is part of Sunrise of Sonning’s mission, meeting the individual needs of each and every resident. The community also offers an outstanding standard of nursing care and assisted living.

Hosting fun and insightful activities, such as on World Alzheimer’s Day, ensures residents of Sunrise of Sonning can lead happy, fulfilled lives in a dynamic environment. 

Sandeep Nandhra-Gourlay, Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Sonning, said: 

“World Alzheimer’s Day will provide a great opportunity to welcome friends, family and neighbours to our community, so that they can relax, enjoy great food and drink, and share their experiences and thoughts on dementia care.

“The range of sessions on offer will allow hard-working dementia carers to unwind and socialise, while providing others the chance to learn more about the condition.

“Engaging with people who live in the local area is central to our mission, and we look forward to hosting many similar events over the coming weeks and months.”