During Dementia Awareness Week (14-20 May) a special VIP guest dropped into a Sanctuary Care home in Greenwich to mark the official opening of newly refurbished dementia suites.
To mark the opening of the Franklin Place home’s new look suites, residents and the team at Riverlee Residential and Nursing Home hosted a fabulous champagne celebration and were joined by The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Councillor Olu Babatola.
Celebrating during the Alzheimer’s Society’s annual Dementia Awareness Week, the home proudly opened the new suites available for those living with dementia, which will provide luxury comforts, and Councillor Olu carried out the honours of the official ribbon cutting.
Fabulous cakes and singing
Local members of the community joined the celebrations, which also included homemade cakes and lots of singing and dancing.
The Sanctuary Care home’s deputy manager Andreea-Olga Baron (pictured) said: “It was fantastic to all come together to raise awareness of dementia while celebrating our new suites, which as a home we are extremely proud of. They not only provide a safe and welcoming place for local people living with dementia but they look fabulous too – one resident has described them as being like a hotel!”
Following the festivities, 77-year-old resident Mary Whitehorn said: “Everywhere looks lovely and the celebrations were perfect, well worth having my hair done.”