29 September 2016
HC-One’s Rose Court Care Home in Radcliffe, Bury had a great day supporting the Alzheimer’s Society by completing a memory walk in Heaton Park on 17th September.
Every year Memory Walks around the country take place which sees thousands of people raising money for a world without dementia. People of all ages and abilities can join in; some even take their dogs along to complete the walk.
It is estimated by the Alzheimer’s Society that over 850,000 people in the UK live with dementia. Dementia is a term given to a group of symptoms, most commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease and includes memory loss, communication problems and severe changes in mood.
After taking part in a warm up dance, Residents and carers took to the start line. The sun was shining and the first pit stop was used to buy ice-creams all around. The Residents enjoyed walking around the lake and talking to other walkers but most of all, they enjoyed crossing the finishing line and receiving their medals which they wore with pride.
Other Manchester based HC-One homes Meadowbank House, Kings Park, Worsley Lodge and Brookdale View along with Cheshire based Appleton Manor also completed memory walks with proceeds raised by all going to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Rose Court Care Home is also celebrating achieving a 9.6 (out of a possible 10) average rating on the sector’s leading care home comparison website carehome.co.uk which places them 1st in the district. The high rating puts the home into the very best company in the care home sector, committed to providing kind care to Residents.
Karen Davies, Rose Court Care Home Manager, said: “Our Residents had such a wonderful time. The sun was shining and everyone managed to make it to the finish line. We’re very proud of each of them and what they have achieved.”
HC-One Managing Director Glen Mason, said: “Rose Court’s dementia walk sounds great! Organising memorable events like this is an important part of how HC-One provides the kindest care.”