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Upminster care home delighted to receive flower donations for Dementia Awareness Week

PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 May 2018

The Cranham Court Nursing Home has been given flowers and compost by local garden centres.  Betty McAteer planting some flowers

The Cranham Court Nursing Home has been given flowers and compost by local garden centres. Betty McAteer planting some flowers

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Havering garden centres generously donated flowers to a care home’s garden for this year’s Dementia Awareness Week.

The Cranham Court Nursing Home has been given flowers and compost by local garden centres. Jean Cherringtonr planting some flowersThe Cranham Court Nursing Home has been given flowers and compost by local garden centres. Jean Cherringtonr planting some flowers

Residents of Cranham Court Nursing Home in St Mary’s Lane were delighted to receive plant donations from local garden centres and nurseries.

Kay Aldous, activities coordinator at the care home, told the Recorder: “We’ve had the garden up and running for a while, but this year we got a lot of nurseries to donate some flowers to us for Dementia Awareness Week.

“[The residents] can watch the flowers develop and the garden stops them from getting bored.

“We also have a sensory section and it just helps on all levels because they need as much stimulation as they can get.”

Wyevale Garden Centre, in Nags Head Lane, Upminster and Bonnetts Garden Village in Mascalls Lane were two of the centres to donate plants.

“Some of them haven’t flowered yet so we don’t know what they’re going to be. But we try to choose flowers that are as colourful as possible,” Kay added.

“They thoroughly enjoy it.”

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