Care homes across Watford are set to have some Easter fun this Saturday (3rd April), as they take part in a virtual tea party.
The dementia friendly event has been organised by Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust, in partnership with Watford Borough Council.
Staff and residents will be treated to a variety show on Zoom, featuring music and entertainment.
They can also look forward to Easter baskets of mini eggs, and party packs which will be delivered 72 hours before the event.
Special guests attending include Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Henry Holland-Hibbert and Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Robert Voss CBE CStJ.
Additionally, the Prince of Bengal restaurant on Langley Way has arranged for a carer from each home to receive an award.
The chosen recipient will be presented with a meal voucher for delivering excellent care during the pandemic.
Hosting the entertainment proceedings is Vibe 107.6 FM Presenter, Lee Partridge. He said:
“It’s an honour and a privilege for me to once again be a small part of another fantastic dementia-friendly event that reaches out to so many wonderful people in either their own homes or care homes, along with their amazing carers.”
The Easter variety event is part of Watford FC CSE Trust’s ‘Golden Memories’ initiative, a reminiscence programme designed for people with mild to moderate dementia.
It uses memorabilia or magic moments from the football club’s history to stimulate the senses, and evoke personal memories.
More than 1000 people in Watford currently live with dementia. The town is en route “to becoming a dementia-friendly community,” following official recognition of the Watford Dementia Action Group by the Alzheimer's Society.
A dementia-friendly community is a town, city or village, where people living with the condition are supported and understood by those in the local area.
Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, explained the importance of the event for those with dementia:
“Events like these are vital in ensuring people with dementia or those who are isolated have the opportunity to socialise, connect with their community and have fun. We want to be a town where everyone can thrive and live fulfilling lives and by making the town better for elderly residents and people living with dementia, we are helping people do just that.”
The virtual show has obtained additional support from various local organisations including SEWA Day, The Rotary Club, Watford Chamber of Commerce, and RMD Care.
For further information on dementia-friendly activities and organisations visit: