Cumnor locals are being invited to attend a dementia-friendly cinema inside the town’s newest luxury care home to support Dementia Action Week.
Dementia Action Week, a national initiative by the Alzheimer's Society aims to unite individuals, workplaces and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia.
Chawley Grove Care Home on Cumnor Hill is opening its cinema to people living with dementia and their carers and putting on a special screening of the classic 1940's film Casablanca.
Dementia friendly cinema screenings are welcomed by the Alzheimer's Society. Recent research conducted by the charity found that 69 per cent of people with dementia said that the main reason they stopped going out and socialising is a lack of confidence.
Home Manager Theresa Whitford said that it was important that people living with dementia could continue enjoying quality leisure time. She said "We're very committed to raising awareness within the community about what it is like to live with dementia and how we can better support those living with the condition. Dementia can be quite overwhelming for both the person living with the illness and their friends and family, but the more we make social environments more accessible the more inclusive our communities can be. Going to the cinema is one of my favourite past times so I'm glad we can open our cinema to the public like this"
Casablanca will be shown at Chawley Grove's cinema on Wednesday 22nd May at 2.30pm. Popcorn and homemade ice cream will be served during the interval and refreshments available in the sports bar. Donations will be accepted on the door to support the Alzheimer's Society. Limited availability - to reserve your space contact us on 01865 957650 or email [email protected]
Chawley Grove Care Home | Cumnor Hill | Oxfordshire | OX2 9PJ