Newton House Care Home Donates Bench For Dementia Golf Days

A new bench for golfers living with dementia has been donated to Mearns Castle Golf Academy by our fantastic team in Newton Mearns.

Newton House Care Home, which is situated on North Greenlaw Way, made the donation to support the work of social enterprise, Golf in Society which is located at the academy in Waterfoot Way.

Throughout lockdown Golf in Society, thought to be Scotland’s first dementia friendly centre of excellence for golf, has been busy running lockdown golfing activities for families as well as online meetings.

And now the bench, located in the short game area, has created the perfect spot to rest during outdoor golfing breaks at the scenic range.

Maggie McKay from Golf in Society said: “This will make such a difference to our golfers since we use the short game area for many of our activities.  

“It would also be a perfect place to host some of the residents from Newton House.

“We have an important relationship with Alzheimer’s Scotland, and we are always keen to support more families and to forge relationships with more agencies who might know of people who want to transform their lives through golf.

“Thank you to everyone at Newton House for the kind donation to the academy which will be enjoyed by everyone.”

David Holbrook, Community Relations Lead at Newton House met members of Golf in Society at the special bench presentation and installation of the bench on Tuesday.

He said: “Golf in Society helps people living with dementia to get outside, get active and socialise. 

“Their work is fantastic, and we wanted to do something that could help the golfers each week. It’s a bit of a walk between the driving range and the putting green, so we thought a bench where players can rest between shots would be useful. 

“It’s our pleasure to support Golf in Society players with our donation.”

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