A Sanctuary Care home in Harrow has been raising awareness of dementia one cupcake at a time.
Feeling the flour power, residents and the team at Rowanweald Residential and Nursing Home in Weald Lane have been icing their hearts out to support the Alzheimer’s Society national awareness Cupcake Day.
Nationally, the Alzheimer’s Society has been encouraging people to take part in cupcake day by baking, selling or buying cupcakes at events around the country.
Supporting the charity’s first ever cupcake day in association with Woman & Home, residents were joined by pupils from St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary School in Long Elmes on a cupcake crusade, which saw them come together to decorate the tasty treats – from icing to sprinkling and topping with chocolate delights.
Betty Samuel, 90-year-old resident said: “Really enjoyed the cupcake, they were very nice.”
Fellow resident, Margaret Page, 85, said: “It was lovely having the children visit, made for a special day.”
Sampling their ‘Mary Berry’ efforts, residents put down their aprons to enjoy the cupcakes at a high-tea party complete with vintage bone china with loved ones.
The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Sunita Ramasawmy said: “Many of our residents live with dementia so this is a cause so close to our hearts and one that we are delighted to support.
“Everyone really enjoyed our cupcake tea party and it was made extra special with the visit from the local schoolchildren – it really made our residents’ day to decorate cupcakes with them.”
Last month, Rowanweald Residential and Nursing Home opened two new care suites providing residential dementia and nursing care.