Local care home launches dementia café with Mayor of Wisbech
Hickathrift House in Marshland St James has recently launched a dementia café for residents as well as members of the local community after upgrading their activities room, ‘the Snug’.
The new Dementia Café was launched as a welcoming space for carers in the community and their loved ones who may be
living with dementia. Taking place every third Friday of the month, guests will have a chance to meet other carers, gain support and advice for their loved ones living with dementia and have a chance to meet the team at the home, to discuss any questions they might have about care.
To celebrate the launch staff and residents at the home marked the occasion with a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony opened by the Mayor of Wisbech, Peter Human along with General Manager Paula Colman, Resident Ambassador, Barrie, and Relatives Ambassador, Viv.
After looking around the newly renovated space, everyone enjoyed a selection of sweet treats made by Hickathrift’s hospitality team.
Paula Colman,the home’s general manager, said: “The new Dementia Café looks brew-tea-ful! Dedicated to members of our local community who are carers for loved ones who are living with dementia, we’ll be hosting this new monthly support group in our newly launched Snug every third Friday of each month between 10.30 am-12 pm.
“If anyone is unable to make it on the day but would like to pop in for a tour and a cup of tea, our doors are always open, and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.”
Hickathrift House care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering personalised care across its care homes and hospitals. Hickathrift House provides residential care and dementia care for 53 residents from respite care to long-term stays.