Owls volunteers create new dementia garden

Owls volunteers create dementia friendly care home garden
Owls volunteers create dementia friendly care home garden
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The Owls National Citizenship Service has created a dementia-friendly garden at The Laurel and The Limes care home.

Dozens of teenage volunteers from the Sheffield Wednesday NCS visited the Sheffield home several weeks to carry out the work - sprucing up garden furniture, building a bird bath, adding flower beds and a bench, and creating areas for birds to nest so the residents can enjoy the local wildlife.

Home manader Dawn Newman said: “We can’t thank the volunteers enough for giving up their time to help revamp our garden and make it an even more enjoyable environment for our residents – especially those living with dementia.

“The home is a specialist dementia care home, also offering professional nursing and residential care for the elderly. We have a lot of residents with dementia and they enjoy the garden immensely. It brings them peace and comfort.

“The work carried out by the volunteers will be enjoyed by the residents for years to come.”