Residents and staff at Sussexdown care home have been doing their bit for charity, despite many fundraisers being cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19.
While the weather was still good, they put on their trainers and held their very own Memory Walk for the Alzheimer’s Society, albeit with in the grounds of the residential, dementia and nursing home in Storrington.
Thanks to the large space and stunning scenery, it was a great chance for both residents and staff to get some fresh air, exercise and raise money to help in the fight against the various types of dementia. So far, the care home has raised just over £300.
According to the Alzheimer’s Society, one in 14 people aged over 65 are living with dementia and the likelihood of developing it increases significantly with age. There are more than 42,000 people in the UK under 65 with dementia.
Sussexdown has a specialist wing dedicated to helping people live independent and fulfilled lives with dementia. Princess Alexandra House provides high-quality care for people living with dementia within a safe and caring environment. The unit sits alongside the gracious main house, nestling in beautiful grounds with stunning views over the Sussex Downs.