Published: Friday 20th September 2019
A group of York care workers are dusting off their walking boots and hitting the racecourse this weekend to help defeat dementia.
The team from Handley House care home on Green Lane are taking part in the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk in Knavesmire on Sunday 22nd September.
Seven members of staff will walk the 6K route alongside the racecourse. The team includes Senior Care Assistants Donna Storey, Angie Wightman and Amy Corbett, Care Assistants Angie Clement and Chloe Garnet, Front of House Manager Lyndsay McKay and Head Housekeeper Sandra Gallagher.
Angie Clement, who organised the team, said:“Dementia is something that has touched all of our lives, both professionally and personally too. We are taking part in the memory walk to celebrate the lives of our residents, friends and family that are living with dementia.. We’d also like to raise awareness of Handley House and show the local community that there is support out there. We’d like to thank everyone that has sponsored us so far and look forward to handing over the funds to such a worthy cause in a few weeks.”
Named after the Handley Page RAF Repair Station on which it sits, Handley House on Green Lane opened in May this year and provides 24-hour residential and dementia care for 66 residents with an inclusive fee offer for total peace of mind.
It boasts a range of state-of-the-art facilities including a hair salon, café, cinema, garden lounge and lavish ‘Sky’ bar and uses an innovative energy efficient ground-source heating system throughout its 37,000 sq. ft site.
With a new floor at Handley House now open to residents, a second phase of recruitment is underway, with a range of exciting positions available in both care and domestic roles. For those keen to join the Ideal Carehomes team, current vacancies can be found at www.idealcarehomes.co.uk/careers
To contact Handley house, please call 01904 221040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.