Hica take to their heels for dementia
Staff and service users at The Hica Group will be lacing up their hiking boots heading off on a Sponsored walk in aid of their Shine Initiative to raise money for dementia pods for their specialist dementia care homes.
On September 5th approximately 60 walkers will set off from Albemarle, a Hica Group care home in Hedon, and will walk along the old railway track to Keyingham, where they will rest for a while before returning, again by foot, to Hedon, a total distance of 10 miles.
Dementia Pods are mobile ‘pop-up’ reminiscence rooms that turn any space into a therapeutic and calming environment helping to change the quality of life for people with dementia, currently living in care.
“As well as being an enjoyable and therapeutic activity that helps a person connect with their past they also help to build good relationships between staff and people who use the service.” said Chief Executive Penni Brown.
Hica have been supported in their quest to raise the money by a number of local and national companies who have pledged their support and sponsorship including Sylvester Kael, Johnson’s of Hull, Space Creative and Share Care. National catering companies Brakes and Apetito have stepped forward and offered to supply all the water and snacks required for refreshments.
The walk is part of the Hica Group’s Shine Initiative which was set up to underpins the organisation’s commitment to continuous improvement alongside their pledge to ‘make a difference’ to the lives of the they people they support.