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Spotlight on Extra Care month

Spotlight on Extra Care month

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Throughout October, Orbit will be running Spotlight on Extra Care month. With the aim of raising awareness of the benefits associated with the housing option, we will be hosting a number of events which are listed below.

Find out more about Spotlight on Extra Care month.


Memory Walk

Saturday 11 October – 11am – Queensway Court, Leamington Spa, CV31 3JZ

Staff members and their families will be taking part in a sponsored Memory Walk. The walk will take place in Leamington Spa and will raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

The team has a sponsorship target of £500 - enough to pay for 10 people to attend a Dementia Café session every week for a month, where they can meet others, share experiences and feel less isolated.

If you wish to donate, you can do so via the team's Just Giving page.


Tea, Toast & Technology Morning

Thursday 23 October – 10am-12pm – Briar Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6PH

An opportunity for customers and members of the local community to come along, meet the Orbit Independent Living team and find out about Assisted Technolgy and how it can help them live more independently - all whilst drinking a cuppa and munching on a slice of toast, of course.


Tithe Lodge Information Day

Friday 24 October – 11am-1pm – The Grange Hall, Southam, CV47 1QA

Members of the local community are invited to come along to find out what the new Tithe Lodge development will offer residents when it opens in 2015. In addition, staff will be available on the day to explain eligibility critria and how to apply.

Find out more about Tithe Lodge.


Resident’s Feedback Forum

Monday 27 October – 10.30am-11.30am – St Bede’s, Bedford, MK40 2QN

A chance for customers of St Bede's (which opened in August this year) to come and meet the Orbit Independent Living team and provide feedback on their experience of the scheme so far. Comments and feedback will be used to improve the services offered within St Bede's and taken on-board for the six extra care schemes currently in development as they take shape.

What is 'extra care'?

Extra care is the term used to describe schemes with a number of self-contained apartments which incorporate design features to allow residents to live independently. Not to be confused with retirement homes and care homes, the focus of extra care is to allow customers to remain independent for as long as possible; should the day arrive when a level of care is required, the scheme is flexible enough to be able to offer that care.

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