In the past, we had small displays and artwork of life, advertising, news items that the Residents would remember from their childhood and as adults with a family of their own. This resulted in quick comments or brief conversations, fleeting moments in the Residents day. The Corner Lodge Express and Station is a complete package. The video shown is of scenery and generic cities that someone would see as a train was in route to a destination. We are currently looking for additional videos of other journeys (e.g.: Paris and other European cities, London area, etc).
We were extremely fortunate to have received tremendous community support and donations of goods and services as a result of the Tendring Districts commitment to become more Dementia friendly and learning about the effects of the disease.
We have also created a front garden where the Residents can relax, watch the world go by, have a chat with the neighbours as they visit the shops and post office, have a cup of tea, or enjoy a meal.