31st January 2017

Hadrian Healthcare Group Supports Rothwell Dementia Friendly Garden

Hadrian Healthcare Group has made a donation of £5000 to support the creation of the first dementia friendly garden in a public park in the UK at Springhead Park in Rothwell, Leeds.

Garden project leader and dementia awareness campaigner Peter Smith BEM said: “We’d like to thank Hadrian Healthcare for this very generous donation. The whole community has come together to support the project and we’re delighted to have raised the £35,000 we need to go ahead. We can’t wait to get started.”

Residents at Hadrian Healthcare’s Oulton Manor care home in nearby Oulton, some of whom have dementia, will be able to visit the garden when it is completed.

Jas Gill, managing director of Hadrian Healthcare said: “We are proud to support this excellent project which will bring enjoyment to so many people. It will create a new outside space where people living with dementia can feel comfortable, share time with friends and family and meet other people.”

The garden will open in May. It has been specially designed for people with dementia to enjoy with help from Leeds City Council and dementia researchers at the University of Stirling. Two large existing raised beds will be cleared and will be re-filled with colourful scented flowering plants. New paths and seating will be installed. The aviary, which runs along one side of the garden, will be completely refurbished.

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