Community Day- Locals Gather to talk about Dementia

At Home Instead our Community matters, that is why on Thursday 16th May, 2019 we went out on the High Street to spread the word about the care we provide in the community.

The Day was a Massive Success!

Held at The Duck Pond Collective on Ruislip High Street, The Community Day was divided into three parts:

Recruitment Morning

The day started with a CAREGiver Recruitment Morning, and what best way to get CAREGivers to join us than using our very own CAREGivers. Thank you to Essy, Lisa and Lucy who went out on the High Street to engage with the locals to ask them if they were interested in working as a CAREGiver for our Clients in the area. We were delighted with the candidates that came through the door whether it was those that had previously enquired and wanted to meet us or locals that had done care before and were pleased to have been stopped. They were even more overjoyed to know that there was tea and cake waiting for them on arrival so that they could sit and discuss any questions that they had. We received over a dozen enquiries and look forward to those that will be joining us for training next month.

CAREGiver Lunch

Between 12pm and 2pm our CAREGivers were invited to join us for lunch. This was a time for the CAREGivers to meet with those they may not have already met whilst out working but it also gave them an opportunity to sit and speak with their colleagues in a relaxed environment. Our CAREGivers thanked us for the lunch provided and felt appreciated for the work that they do.

Dementia Awareness Afternoon Tea

In aid of Dementia Awareness, we invited our Clients and locals in the community to join us for an Afternoon Tea. As the Clients ate and interacted with each other, guitar player and singer Martin Swan brought back memories of the past through his selection of songs. OM Interactive - ‘Pioneers of Motion-Activated Sensory Technology give a demonstration of their specialist equipment. omiVista Mobii system has been recognised for the opportunities it has brought to people at all stages of Dementia. This was reflected in the Clients who were amazed by the technology which encouraged them to want to participate in the interactive games, quizzes and musical recognition challenge. Thank you to our CAREGivers Ruth, Sharon, Amarjit, Susan and Mary for their participation with this and bringing their Clients along with them.

A special thank you to all those that came to join us to make the day a success. We look forward to welcoming you all at our next event in the coming weeks.