Care home regional director braves the shave for dementia

The regional director of Rivendell View care home in Stoke Bardolph has bravely shaved off all her hair to raise money and awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Lorraine Abbiss had the chop on 18thNovember and has so far raised over £700 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The Mayor of Gedling, Cllr Meredith Lawrence, supported by the Mayoress, Wendy Lawrence, was invited to complete the first cut while residents and the care team watched on to show their support.

Lorraine said: “I chose this worthy cause as dementia and Alzheimer’s are very close to my heart. Some of our care home residents have dementia and so I know what fantastic work the Alzheimer’s Society does and how much support and advice they offer.

“It was a very strange experience but I’m loving my new look and want to thank everyone who has supported me and cheered me on.”

Rivendell View, situated on Magenta Way in Stoke Bardolph, provides 24-hour residential and dementia care, offering high-quality personalised care on an inclusive fee basis. It is one of Ideal Carehomes’ newest care homes in Nottingham which opened in June 2021 and has all the finishing touches residents would expect from a warm and welcoming home, with luxurious social spaces, attractive décor and freely accessible, secure, gardens.