HARTLEPOOL care home residents have been marking Dementia Awareness Week with a series of events and activities.
Queens Meadow Care Home brought in an entertainer, arranged trips and completed a community walk as part of the week-long awareness initiative.
A dementia dance was held at The Borough Hall, Middlegate, where residents also took part in sporting activities and enjoyed a tasty meal.
Resident Maureen Jones was one of those who attended the dance. She said: “It was absolutely fantastic. I loved having a dance.”
The following day, entertainer Gilly performed songs from the 1950s and 60s at the home, on Stockton Road.
A Move a Memory Mile Walk took place at Ward Jackson Park, organised by the Tees Dementia Collective and Hartlepool Borough Council.
The residents also painted forget-me-not flowers to decorate the home’s tea room ahead of a coffee morning with their relatives to round-off the week.
They followed their tea, coffee and Dementia Week cake with a celebration meal at the refurbished Travellers Rest, near the home.
The home’s activities coordinator Debbie Wilkes took part in a raffle during the week and won a home-made cake and resident Doreen Coverdale won a fruit basket, which she shared with friends.
Debbie said: “The residents’ smiles say it all about how much they’ve enjoyed the activities during Dementia Awareness Week.
“It has been a fantastic and inspiring week for everyone.”