A new sensory space for people with dementia was officially opened on Thursday 24 July at a Summer Garden Party at St Paul’s Wood MindCare Centre in Orpington.
The new space has been created thanks to a donation from West Kent Golf Club situated near Downe in Orpington. The golf club has previously donated to MindCare Dementia Support, creating the outdoor garden at St Paul’s Wood.
This indoor sensory space is another improvement MindCare is making, ensuring the dementia day centre provides a therapeutic environment for clients with dementia. The sensory space will provide a quiet area for some clients for whom the group environment is not always suitable, allowing for one-to-one therapeutic work.
Ken Southern, Past Captain of West Kent Golf Club, officially opened the new sensory space area, and commented, “I chose Bromley MindCare as my charity as I wished to help people with dementia and their carers locally. St Paul’s Wood Day Centre, with its dedicated staff, was in need of safe and secluded areas. A garden was top of i’ts wish list and our members generously contributed to provide it. Opening the inside sensory space today saw the completion of the project and I am delighted with what I have seen and the members of West Kent Golf Club have helped to provide.”