Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The Willows Care Home Celebrates Opening of New Garden


The Willows Care Home Celebrates Opening of New Garden


22/07/2014
Reading Borough Council Press Release

A HEXHAM Road care home is celebrating the opening of its new sensory garden with a party for residents and their families.

The new dementia-friendly facilities, funded by a government grant, have been designed to enhance the lives and general wellbeing of the residents. The garden revamp includes a conservatory, raised beds for flower and vegetable planting, seating areas, wildlife spaces and games.

Lead Member for Adults Social Care, Cllr Rachel Eden, said:

"The Willows' therapeutic garden is another important step in the Council's ongoing commitment to making Reading a dementia friendly town.

"Reading can be proud of winning funding to continue to invest in ways of ensuring residents of the Willows can thrive. The garden is a wonderful facility and I am sure that residents will enjoy the opportunity to spend more time outside in an attractive, safe environment."


ENDS

Notes for Editors:

You are invited to send a photographer to the The Willows garden party at 1.45pm on Wednesday 23rd July at The Willows, 2 Hexham Road, Reading RG2 7UG.

The Willows is a council run home providing specialist dementia care for 16 people with dementia and intermediate care for 10 people, some of whom also have dementia.

Reading Borough Council Press Releases can be found online at http://www.reading.gov.uk/news/pressreleases/




Media Contact: Anna Fowler
Tel: 0118 937 3957

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Rachel Eden, 
Labour Councillor for Whitley ward, 
Lead Councillor forAdult Social Care, Reading Borough Council

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