Purple Angel Memory Cafe

We were very honoured to be invited along to the opening of a new cafe in Henfield recently. The Purple Angel Memory Cafe was opened by local MP Nick Herbert at the Evangelical Free Church Hall and has been set up to cater for anyone that is affected by Dementia, whether directly or indirectly – in fact the cafe is open to anyone.

Emma and I joined two of our residents and had a really enjoyable afternoon as you will see from the pictures. The Cafe has been set up by a Charity called Know Dementia who have provided Dementia training at Valerie Manor to all of our staff.

If you’d like to know more about them or the Cafe please visit their website; knowdementia.co.uk

If you are in Henfield High Street on a Saturday around 14:00 why not pop in?

Corrinne Returns!

We were very pleased to welcome Corrinne Williams back to Valerie Manor this week. The residents and staff all look forward to her singing!

The sun was shining bright into the conservatory and staff and residents enjoyed an impromptu dance to the songs!

As you can see from the photos a great time was had by all, some visitors who just caught the end of the performance expressed their regret for not coming earlier!

It won’t be too long before Corrinne is back!

A huge thank you to Corrinne and the staff for a great morning.

You can find out more about Corrinne on her website; www.corrinnewilliams.co.uk

Anyone for Skittles?

Skittles returned again this month to Valerie Manor – It’s a firm favorite with our residents.

Nick has been visiting with his Skittles Alley for several years now – always with a big smile!

The residents are all able to take part and the staff and Nick ensure anyone that wishes to give it a go, have the opportunity.

There are no shortage of competitors – maybe it’s the prize of chocolates to the winner?

I believe the competition was fierce – but fair! and everybody had a great time.

Thank you as always to Nick and the staff for such an enjoyable morning.