Sanctuary Care residents and local young people in Bilston, Wolverhampton felt the ‘flour power’ last week as they raised awareness of dementia.
Residents at Lime Tree Court Residential Care Home in Ettingshall Road and students from Northern House School (City of Wolverhampton) came together to whisk up a storm during Dementia Awareness Week (14-20 May).
Tasty forget-me-not biscuits
Rolling up their sleeves to decorate biscuits, residents and the 12-year-old students rolled and iced forget-me-not patterns on tasty treats.
Following the bakery session, everyone came together to enjoy a high-tea party to enjoy the mouth-watering delights.
One of the home’s residents who took part, Amy Holding (aged 86) said: “I thought the biscuits were excellent and the children were great, they always have big smiles.”
Meanwhile, fellow resident Violet Lewis (also 86) added: “I enjoyed making the biscuits and I really liked being with the children.”
“…having a fabulous time while raising awareness of dementia.”
Teacher from Northern House School (City of Wolverhampton), Rose Walker said: “The students had a fabulous time at Lime Tree Court. They really enjoyed decorating the biscuits and it was lovely to see everyone, including the residents, having such a fabulous time while raising awareness of dementia.”
The Sanctuary Care home’s activities assistant Tracey Skinner said: “Dementia is a cause so close to all our hearts here at Lime Tree Court, so it’s been wonderful to see so many residents and students join forces in such a fun and engaging way to do just that.”
About Dementia Awareness Week
Dementia Awareness Week, an awareness drive from the Alzheimer’s Society, is a week where people all over the country are encouraged to unite with their communities to raise awareness of dementia.