Wellburn Care held a Cuppa, Cake and Company afternoon at York City Screen cinema to bring the community together.  Friends of Wellburn brought in an array of home baking for our guests. 

All guests came to see the #deardementia exhibition at the cinema and get to know one another on Silver Screen Thursday.

"The Dear Dementia campaign to raise dementia awareness has had everyone talking and has raised awareness with staff and visitors alike. We strive to make the City Screen a safe, welcoming place for our older community & those living with dementia to enjoy films." said Cath Sharp Associate Manager at the City Screen.

Guests included social groups such JNJ Classic Soul club (retired Nestle workers turned DJs who now run charity music nights for lovers of soul music ), families living with dementia, shoppers, business people and those living alone who all enjoyed the friendly welcoming atmosphere. 

The exhibition, featuring beautiful photographs of residents from Grimston Court and Rosevale homes and has coincided with Disney's Beauty and the Beast, so the exhibition has been enjoyed by thousands.

"This exhibition explains exactly what it was like with Dad" said one guest.

"What a wonderful way of educating people" said another.

The event went down, so well people were asking if we'd be doing this again.  Sarah Fearn brought a group of ladies from Rosevale who enjoyed the stunning views of the River Ouse from our penthouse location. 

Wellburn are committed to bring our communities together and get people talking to combat loneliness.

Helen Lawson