Fresh Air’ week a big success
A national competition to bring older people in care settings new opportunities to enjoy fresh air has been embraced by the care sector, says the National Association for Activities for Older People (NAPA).
NAPA’s director of communications Sally Knocker said care homes and sheltered housing settings all over the country had opened their doors and windows to lots of different experiences during the week of the 16-22nd June.
“We have been especially impressed by the creative ideas which were tried out, including making full use of local community resources, and ensuring that even those who are very physically frail and/or have advanced dementia were not forgotten,” said Ms Knocker.
“This week reminds us of the fantastic commitment to improving the quality of life of older people in care settings shown by so many managers, staff, volunteers and relatives.”
The first prize is £3000 and the winner will be announced at a Gala Awards evening in September at the Roy