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Seaside shenanigans at Oakwood Court for Dementia Action Week

Seaside shenanigans were enjoyed at Oakwood Court care home in Haywards Heath today, sparking residents to recall many fond memories of the seaside fun they've had in years gone by.

Joined by visitors from a local care home, residents and their relatives, we brought the senses of the seaside to the care home. This included tasting ice cream, listening to waves crashing, feeling sand and shells and pretending to fish with a net, as well as seaside games including beach ball and tin alley.

Everyone shared their memories and here's what some people thought:

I've enjoyed the music and dancing, it made me feel young again, thank you. I remember the first time I saw the sea and I was so excitied. (Esme, visitor)

I'm from Glasgow but we had a lot of seasides near to us. I went with my seven brothers down to the Clyde and watched the liners going to New York. Today has brought back fond memories. (Davina, resident)

Dementia Action Week is a national week led by the Alzheimers Society to encourage everyone to take action by starting a conversation with someone living with dementia; whether it’s calling a relative with dementia or visiting a neighbour, it’s time to start talking. Click here to find out more about the national campaign.

To see our full activity programme for the week and to join in some of our other events please click here.

lady throwing beach ball and a resident catching it

lady putting hands in a bucket to feel shells

lady holding an ice cream

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