The fact is a person is diagnosed with dementia somewhere in the world every four seconds. The myth is there
is nothing we can do about this sobering statistic. The reality is you can make a difference.
Help today by attending the fund-raising
event of the decade.
Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care
Home, a registered charity, will be hosting the
first ever Coastal Christmas Celebration on
Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This Christmas celebration promises to put
wind in your holiday sails and take you to a
seasonal event like no other.
Members of the community have been hard
at work since the spring to create an artisan
marketplace where shoppers can sip tea and
hot cider while they revel in stalls filled with
one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments, unique
wreaths, stunning seashell trees and other
handcrafted delights ready for purchase. Each
one of the treasures for sale is likely to become
a focal point for many holiday seasons to
come. Such an assortment of handcrafted treasures, sinful baked goods and carefully nurtured homegrown plants can only be found at
Westmeath at the Coastal Celebration.
The Coastal Christmas Celebration also
includes Westmeath’s first-ever raffle. Tickets
are limited and available at the home, selling
for $5 each. Prizes include travel, BELCO,
dining, cellular and internet vouchers, art
work, sailing lessons and much, much more.
Door prizes will also be drawn at the close of
the event, so there are lots of opportunities
both to buy gifts and win something for this
Westmeath, 28 Pitt’s Bay Road, Pembroke,
home to 60 older adults, will be the backdrop
to this fund-raising event. By supporting this
event you are making a difference for dementia
care in Bermuda. All proceeds will go towards
transforming an existing area of Westmeath to
create a dedicated memory care unit.
The memory care unit will provide specific
care by a trained, experienced team. By balanc-
ing safety, health care and meaningful, engag-
ing moments each day, Westmeath believes
it is possible to live well with dementia. Our
memory care is rooted in a person-centred
approach, focused on sustaining feelings of be-
longing and purpose while seeking to preserve
a sense of self. Generating daily moments of
success, by offering opportunities for residents
to find happiness and meaning, supports the
residents’ unique needs. When living at home
is no longer the best option, there are positive
options at Westmeath.
Westmeath has also embarked on a dementia friendly campaign which strives to promote
awareness and acceptance of dementia, while
bringing the community together to create a
dementia friendly Bermuda. Living well with
dementia is possible. We ask you to make a
difference with us.
Learn more about Westmeath at
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A major holiday fund-raiser for the rest home is devoted to a new memory care unit.