Great strides made by local Care Homes in the battle against dementia
This September, Autumn Gardens and Anastasia Lodge residents successfully completed a virtual 4km walk, in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, between their Care Homes located in Winchmore Hill and Southgate.
Residents completed laps of the gardens as staff monitored the number of steps taken. Some residents were able to walk unaided while others used frames or were helped in wheelchairs by staff.
Elena Makrides, the homes’ director said
‘I am incredibly proud of our residents and staff that were able to make our virtual walk such a success. Our residents really enjoyed being able to take part as a tag team and help raise money for this charity. The event took place over a number of weeks and residents, and their families, were able to track the progress made along a virtual route on our Facebook page.’
Although dementia mainly affects older people, it is not a normal part of ageing. Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. 1 in 3 of us will be affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form and may contribute to 60–70% of cases.
With the support of the residents families and their friends this event raised over £1,200 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Autumn Gardens and Anastasia Lodge Care Homes are committed to increasing awareness of this terrible disease and ultimately help to find a cure. There is still time to donate, please visit their fundraising page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/autumn-gardens-and-anastasia-lodge-care-homes