Cedar Lodge welcomes children from Wellsprings school to launch the Archie project to the residents, relatives and staff…


Cedar Lodge put on a coffee morning this morning to allow the children from Wellsprings to have their first Archie project meeting with all at Cedar Lodge. The morning was kicked off by Fiona Mahoney, Chief executive of Reminiscence Learning – She introduced the star of the show and mascot; Archie, a brightly knitted scarecrow and handed out bags filled with Archie’s story book, written by Fiona and stickers, balloons and pens branded with Archie’s image. Archie’s story is an inspiring and uplifting one, illustrating simply to it’s readers of all ages; on how to stop a person with dementia becoming invisible.

The children from Wellsprings then sang Archie’s song to everyone and passed around ‘Archie’ cakes, made by the staff at Cedar Lodge. The children and residents chatted and got to know one another whilst enjoying the cakes and drinks.

Everyone had a wonderful morning, and the children are looking forward to some of the residents joining them at their assembly this Thursday morning.

Archie also thoroughly enjoyed himself, especially when one of the residents took to him very fondly and sang him some lovely songs, go to our Facebook page to see the beautiful video.


a group photo at the Archie Project coffee morning Cedar Lodge Care home An Archie cupcake, made by a staff member at Cedar Lodge Archie project materials Archie with his biggest fan from Cedar Lodge Care home Children from Wellsprings School chatting to the residents at Cedar Lodge Children from Wellsprings school handing out Archie inspired cakes Children from Wellsprings School singing the Archie Song Children from Wellsprings School Fiona Mahoney and 2 children from Wellsprings talking to a Care Assistant from Cedar Lodge Fiona Mahoney and Cedar Lodge residents listening to the children sing the Archie Song Two Wellsprings pupils enjoying the Archie Cakes with an elderly resident at Cedar lodge Wellsprings pupils enjoying a chat with one of the residents