TV star Angela Rippon is to help a Doncaster nursing home celebrate its 30th birthday.
The Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador will help Bennfield House Nursing Home celebrate the milestone next week.
Angela will tour the home and chat with residents during her visit and will be joined by Doncaster resident Trevor Jarvis who lives with dementia and is also an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador.
Angela, who works tirelessly to support the work of Alzheimer’s Society and co-chairs the Dementia Friendly Communities Champions Group, which focuses on improving inclusion and quality of life for people living with dementia, said: “With an ever growing number of people living longer with dementia, it’s more important than ever that we all have a better understanding of the condition and ensure that our care homes and their staff are equipped and trained in how to care for people living with the condition.”
Residents, families and staff at the home will enjoy the celebrations next Wednesday with afternoon tea, the annual presentation of staff awards and X factor finalist Alan Turner.
Matron at Bennfield House Penny Bennett said: “We are delighted that Angela has been able to find time in her very busy schedule to come and visit us at Bennfield House and help us celebrate this very special anniversary.
“The residents will be really pleased to see her and she is so obviously dedicated to supporting people with dementia and ensuring that support and services for them continue to improve.
“We would like to thank her for her kindness in visiting us and adding some celebrity sparkle to our celebrations.’
Liz Williamson, Operations Manager for Alzheimer’s Society in Doncaster and Rotherham said: “It is a pleasure to be invited by the Bennfield Nursing Home to join in their celebrations.
“It is so important that communities support people living with dementia throughout their journey from diagnosis right through to a residential setting, if this is appropriate for the individual, and provide high quality dementia specific care.”