‘Meet and eat’ lunches on menu for dementia patients
A BRAND new mouthwatering offering at East Cheshire Hospice is set to whet the appetite of Macclesfield diners.
The first meet and eat lunch specifically for dementia sufferers and their carers takes place this Friday, September 30 and is part of a programme to make the hospice more of a community hub.
The new lunch service is the brainchild of general services manager Rob Kind, who hopes it will grow in the coming months.
“We’ve put a lot of thought into making these lunches dementiafriendly with specially designed cutlery and plates making it easier for diners to identify the food,” said Rob.
“Our aim is to offer a friendly and inviting meal to those with dementia and their carers who might feel a bit isolated or alone. We’re not cutting any corners and will be using top quality, locally-sourced produce.”
Meet and eat lunches have been offered at the hospice for the last three years and were inspired by the TV personalities, The Hairy Bikers.
This new extension to the programme is being supported by a grant from the Equity Founda- tion which is part of the Equity Housing Group, a social housing provider based in Stockport.
The lunches will take place once a month and more places will be offered in the future.
For further enquiries contact Katie Lawson at the hospice on 01625 433477 or klawson@ echospice.or.uk.
●● Rob Kind