6th Oct 2016
In the UK today there is thought to be over a million over 65’s who are lonely, that is a whopping 13% of older people.
Recent government research suggests that loneliness is as damaging as smoking and obesity and the overall cost to the healthcare system is significant. Early intervention is key when it comes to identifying elderly individuals who might be isolated and taking steps to integrate them into the local community by providing a range of activities and support through varying organisations.
Here at Bridgewater Day Care our primary concern is that older members of the community in and around Warrington benefit from companionship and friendship in a safe secure environment. Our team of staff are trained in the latest techniques in the care of those living with a form of dementia and Alzheimer’s, this knowledge is reflected in the level of care we provide.
In our Day Care Centre, based in Golborne, our clients enjoy a wonderful selection of activities to encourage friendships to form with both Carer’s and peers. There is no pressure for our seniors to to take part in any activity but we find there is usually something to suit everyone! Clients in our Day Care Centre can choose to take part in Flower Arranging, Plant Potting, Reminiscence Sessions, Tea Dances, Community Outings and Day Trips, Tai Chi, Painting and Sing a long’s to name but a few!!
We also hold a Dementia Café at Bridgewater Day Centre on the 3rd Thursday of every month, starting at 10am until 12 noon. These regular social groups improve well-being and reduce isolation and loneliness for whole families. New friendships are often formed and people who attend leave the sessions feeling like they have a better quality of life. The Dementia Cafe is just £1 to attend with a free tea / coffee included.
Did you know that over 1 million older people haven’t spoken to a friend, neighbour or family member for a month? To start a conversation with us and find out how we can help your loved ones please get in touch today by calling 01942 723 115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.