Allotment for people with dementia

A new allotment for people with demential SUS-160323-140009001

A new allotment for people with demential SUS-160323-140009001

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The Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance has launched an allotment to support the alliance and wider public in creating a dementia friendly community in Bexhill.

The allotment is available for people living with dementia and their carers, either to work in the garden or just to spend time outdoors at their leisure.

Growing vegetables, planting seeds and admiring beautiful flowers is all part of this exciting new project.

So far this year the allotment has produced runner beans, yellow peppers, onions, beetroot, lettuce, tomatoes and chillies.

Doreen Philps, resident at Ardath care home said: “I think the principle of having a community allotment is great, it’s lovely being out in the open and getting fresh air.

For those living with dementia I can see how it’s therapeutic and jogs all sorts of memories.

I’ve always enjoyed having fresh fruit and vegetables; they have a taste of their own which you just can’t get in the shops.”

This is a really exciting project for the Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance and the group are looking for support from local businesses to ensure that the allotment is maintained regularly.

This is a great opportunity for any care providers in the community.

If you would like to learn more about the allotment or be involved please contact Jane Mills, Chair of the Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance at jane@coastcarehomes.co.uk or 07442 498788

The Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance aims to transform the quality of life of people with dementia.

The alliance does this by:

Making Bexhill a place with an increased understanding and awareness of dementia

Disseminating information and advice for people with dementia and their carers

Recognising the diversity of organisations needed to support people with dementia and their carers in Bexhill

Encouraging organisations to become part of the Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance

Identifying future work, sharing of resources and working in partnership.