Golf members in the swing for charity

KILTON Forest Golf Club has shown its support for the Alzheimer’s Society by helping to fund a revamp of the charity’s day support centre in Costhorpe.

Club members and their Captain Mr Charles Ibberson generously paid for new vertical blinds, supplied by Armadale Glass and Blinds.

Alzheimer’s Society provides a day care service at Costhorpe for people living with dementia.

Mr Ibberson said: “I had no hesitation recommending that our fundraising supported Alzheimer’s Society’s day support centre.”

“My mother had Alzheimer’s disease, and died six years ago. I was helping my father and sister to keep mum at home, and it was a struggle.”

“Local support for people with dementia and their family is really important.’’

Local people with dementia and their carers have been accessing services at Costhorpe day support service at the centre on Northumberland Ave for more than 10 years.

Alzheimer’s Society is refurbishing the day centre in preparation for extending the day care facilities currently on offer.

Marie Holt, Alzheimer’s Society day support manager said staff and volunteers were working hard to upgrade the centre so that everyone using the facilities could benefit.

She said: “Helping people to live well with dementia, by providing support within local communities, is one of the key objectives of Alzheimer’s Society.”

“At the day centre, individuals with dementia can participate in social and therapeutic activities, where they can continue to enjoy independence.”

“They can also access information, fact sheets and professional support from the trained and experienced staff group based at Costhorpe.”

For more information call 01909 730886.