Notaro Care Homes support Dementia Awareness week

Notaro Homes show their support for Dementia Awareness Week by hosting activities and attending local events.

Immacolata House
Activity Angel visited, residents, staff and relatives joined in playing with Pom Poms and Rainbow Sticks. While dancing to the music!

“Safe to say we all had so much fun!”

Residents, relatives and staff with giant coloured pom poms Resident and staff playing with coloured wands

Curry Rivel school children, part of the Archie Project, visited the residents. They had been given the task of finding out what are the residents favourite food and drinks.
Residents, children and staff also had fun taking part in this weeks game; to see who could eat sugar jam donuts with out licking there lips!

“Easier said than done!”

Curry Rivel school children with residents ready to start sugar donut game Curry Rivel School children with residents finding out their favourite food and drink

Residents really enjoyed having afternoon tea in the garden and flying kites.
Residents and staff decorated the kites during arts and crafts in the morning and flew the kites in the afternoon!

Residents and relatives enjoying afternoon tea in the garden Residents and relatives enjoying afternoon tea in the garden

A Red & Yellow Day was held as part of the Archie Project. Residents, relatives and staff each wore something red or yellow to help raise money for Dementia Awareness Week.

They had a best outfit competition, whom the winners were Sue Stephens – Home Manager and also Sam V – Relative. Sue Stephens’ outfit was chosen by the care staff at Immacolata House!

Residents and staff wearing red or yellow for Dementia Awareness Week Residents and staff wearing red or yellow Winners of best dresses; Sue dressed as pikachu and Sam wearing a red t shirt with giant sunflower


Aspen Court

Aspen Court also held a Red & Yellow Day. Residents and staff decorated the home with red and yellow bunting and balloons, then enjoyed at afternoon of music and dance…

Resident with yellow tambourinestaff dancing with resident staff dancing with resident


Giant Dementia Awareness Jigsaw

Immacolata House, Cedar Lodge, Aspen Court and Casa di Lusso attended Archie’s giant jigsaw event in Taunton’s Orchard Centre.
100 businesses, schools, care homes, shops and organisations helped create Archie’s Giant jigsaw.

A school choir singing the Archie Song started the afternoon, then Archie himself announced one by one each sponsor of each puzzle piece. Each of our homes had a representative to place their sponsored piece of the puzzle.

Once the puzzle was complete, it was time to celebrate! With music, dancing and treats that were provided by Greggs bakery….

The jigsaw will be travelling to other towns in the not too distant future. Wellington, Bath and Minehead or perhaps a town near you.

Immacolata Jacobs, Media Marketing Manager, placing the puzzle piece on behalf of Casa di Lusso Immacolata Jacobs pictured with Archie Cedar Lodge residents with Matthew, Manager, Jess, Care Assistant and Glenda, Activities coordinator at Archie's giant jigsaw Archie with Cedar Lodge residents and Home Manager, Matthew Cedar Lodge resident and Matt, Home Manager, watching Archie place their sponsored jigsaw piece Cedar Lodge residents and staff pictured with Mayor of Taunton Deane Cllr Hazel Prior-Sankey and her consort Adrian Prior-Sankey Aspen Court's Activities Assistnat, Louise placing their sponsored jigsaw piece Immacolata House's Activities Assistant placing their sponsored Jigsaw piece Aspen Court's & Immacolata House's Activities assistants with Archie and Immacolata House resident Reminiscence Learning staff, Archie pictured together with Notaro Care Home residents, other sponsors and attendees Immacolata House residents and staff pictured with Archie Immacolata House residents pictured with Mayor of Taunton Deane Cllr Hazel Prior-Sankey and her consort Adrian Prior-Sankey The board of sponsors of Archie's Giant Jigsaw Immacolata Jacobs, Archie and Sharon Warren, Public relations manager pictured with Mayor of Taunton Deane Cllr Hazel Prior-Sankey and her consort Adrian Prior-Sankey