Strengthening Community Bonds: The Burlington Hosts Dementia Friends at Weybridge Library

The Burlington by Boutique Care Homes, a leading provider of exceptional dementia care, spearheaded a remarkable initiative to foster understanding and support for individuals living with dementia. In collaboration with Weybridge Library, they hosted an open Dementia Friends Information Session aimed at making the Weybridge community more dementia friendly.

The Dementia Friends Information Session took place at Weybridge Library, offering a welcoming and inclusive environment for attendees. With a strong focus on empowering the community, the session aimed to equip participants with knowledge and practical strategies to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by dementia.

Dementia Friends Ambassador, Carl Roberts, provided expert guidance and shared personal experiences, emphasising the importance of awareness and empathy. Carl stated, “Sessions like these are crucial for breaking down barriers and dispelling misconceptions surrounding dementia. By coming together as a community and understanding the challenges faced by individuals living with dementia, we can create a supportive and inclusive environment that truly makes a difference.”

Kirsty Ford, Admissions Manager at The Burlington, expressed her enthusiasm for the event, highlighting the care home’s commitment to community engagement. Kirsty said, “We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to host this open Dementia Friends Information Session in collaboration with Weybridge Library. Our aim is to create a more dementia-friendly community in Weybridge, where individuals living with dementia feel understood, respected, and supported.”

The event attracted a diverse audience, including individuals of all ages who were eager to learn more about dementia and contribute to the cause. Participants engaged in interactive discussions, gaining insights into the challenges faced by individuals with dementia and discovering practical ways to create dementia-friendly spaces within the community.

The Burlington by Boutique Care Homes has a steadfast commitment to fostering dementia awareness and support. They believe that collective efforts can create positive change and make a lasting impact on the lives of those affected by dementia. As part of their ongoing dedication, The Burlington plans to host additional Dementia Friends Information Sessions and actively engage with the community to promote dementia-friendly practices.

Dementia Friends is a global initiative led by the Alzheimer’s Society, aimed at changing perceptions and attitudes towards dementia. The program encourages individuals to take action, big or small, to create dementia-friendly communities and support those living with the condition.

The Burlington by Boutique Care Homes is renowned for its exceptional dementia care services. With a family-centred approach and a team of compassionate professionals, they strive to enhance the quality of life for residents, providing them with a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment.