The Grange supports mental health awareness week

Staff at The Grange organised a ‘Walk for Change’ in support of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Residents, staff and friends came together for a long walk through Chorley to raise awareness of mental hGrange Walk.jpgealth. The walk was also used as an opportunity for those taking part to socialise or chat about mental health.

Sandra Livesey, from Lancashire Care NHS, is a key activist for mental health awareness in the community. She joined the group to support the cause and offer her advice to the walkers.

The team was also joined by members of the local from Midge Hall Church group, who were on hand to help those who needed wheelchair assistance.

Phil Hill, director at Buckshaw Retirement Village said: “Mental health awareness is becoming increasingly important in every community, and something which has always been a priority to us here at Buckshaw Retirement Village.

“We have a range of different communities within our village, including independent and assisted living as well as specialist dementia care. Our residents, especially in the assisted and residential care environments are provided a range of activities which support good mental and physical health.

“The walk was a great opportunity for members of the community to have a get together, socialise and chat about mental health whilst enjoying some light exercise.”

Following the walk the entire group headed back to The Grange for cakes and coffee, where they had further opportunity to chat.

Buckshaw Retirement Village comprises three distinctive living communities: The Grange, a luxury assisted living environment; The Lodge, a high-quality dementia care home; and The Court, which is privately owned independent living apartments.

Buckshaw Retirement Village is part of The Hica Group, a not for profit organisation, which operates a portfolio of 19 residential care homes, five of which are for people with a learning disability, along with two retirement villages. The company also runs a home care service providing approximately 11,500 hours of support and care from four regional offices in the North of England.

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