The Alzheimer’s Society visit Cedar Lodge to discuss the Archie Project
On Friday morning, The Alzheimer’s Society and Reminiscence Learning came to Cedar Lodge and met with the residents and staff to witness for themselves how the Archie Project has had an impacted and helped raise awareness of dementia within Cedar Lodge and its local community.
For four months the home were paired with Wellsprings Primary school and grew together through the Archie Project; founded by Fiona Mahoney. The school children worked through Archie’s workbook and read his story. They then took part in many activities together, such as an interactive school assembly, coffee mornings, life stories, walks, gardening, garden parties and more. Throughout the activities the children, residents and staff enjoyed getting to know each other and Archie.
Wellsprings primary school children were wonderful with the residents at Cedar Lodge, and built lasting relationships.
Cedar Lodge are looking forward in continuing their relationship and working with next years class on the Archie Project.
Pictured is Clare Stiles from The Alzheimer’s Society, Fiona Mahoney and Sue Alderam from Reminiscence Learning charity together with residents and staff at Cedar Lodge Dementia Care Home.