Dementia Friendly Garden Opens

Lois our Community Development Co-ordinator attended the official opening of the new DEMENTIA FRIENDLY GARDEN at the Solaris Centre in Blackpool on Tuesday, 11th April.

A neglected garden has been given a £29,000 makeover enabling more people to enjoy the surroundings.

The outdoor area at the Solaris Centre on South Promenade has been specifically designed to create easy access for people with conditions such as dementia.

The garden involves a circular route and is aimed at all generations so children can play while they can see their elderly relatives also enjoying the environment.  It has a real seaside feel with features such as a mult coloured windbreak and driftwood, as well as wider paths, seating and plants chosen to attract bees and butterflies.
 
The park was officially opened by Peter Lyttle from Blackpool Dementia Action Alliance and we were there to see Peter cut the ribbon! 

Congratulations to everyone involved on a fabulous community garden.....

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home