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Country Court care homes praises YOPEY

7th Jun 2024 | News

From a Facebook post by Country Court care homes:

We are incredibly fortunate to have joined the YOPEY Dementia Befriender initiative in some of our homes this year ๐ŸŒŸ Led by Tony Gearing MBE, this wonderful program allows young people to volunteer and offer companionship to care home residents ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค
The initiative has built strong bonds between our homes and local secondary schools, enriching the lives of our residents and providing Befrienders with valuable life skills ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿก
Natalie Parnham, Home Manager at St Johns Care Home, said: โ€œWe see first-hand the challenges families face when a loved one has dementia. Our residents benefit immensely from being in a supportive community and engaging in initiatives like the YOPEY Dementia Befriender Community Partnership.โ€ ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒผ
Student Jack adds: โ€œThe residents were very friendly and greeted me with a kiss on the cheek. This was nice because it made me feel welcomed and that they appreciated my time there.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜Š
Thank you to all the YOPEY Befrienders for your dedication and for bringing joy to our residentsโ€™ lives! ๐Ÿ™Œ

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