Wednesday, 22 April 2009

My visit to a care home, tomorrow [News release]

Rupert Read, the lead Green Party candidate for MEP in the Eastern Region in
the 4 June 2009 Euro-elections, is visiting Burgh House Residential Home, in
Burgh Castle (near Great Yarmouth) on the morning of Thursday 23 April.

Read is interested in hearing the ideas and views of the home's manager
Joseph Greiner regarding care for the elderly in the UK today.  Read said;

 "This is a fantastic opportunity for me to see first-hand how Mr Greiner
runs his home, and to understand what ethical considerations he feels should
be taken into account when someone considers placing a relative or loved one
into his care.  I am very much looking forward to meeting him and his
residents."

 Mr Greiner is working closely with Yarmouth College on their 'enrichment
programme', which provides his residents with the opportunity to work with
students from the college doing different activities like art classes.
Another recent initiative under this programme will enabled residents to
help build and plant up six large raised flower beds with students of Great
Yarmouth College.  Mr Greiner said:

"Burgh Castle Residential Home is about providing the elderly not only with
a good quality of life, but also about offering them a wide range of
creative and fun activities in which they can engage.  The Yarmouth College
initiative is an excellent scheme where my residents can realise their
artistic potentials, and get involved in good outdoor activities, such as
building the raised flower beds. There has also been a circus in Burgh Castle this last
week and some of my residents attended and had a wonderful time.  One 82
year old even had a camel ride and I have the photographs to prove it!  She
was perfectly safe with support all around her and it really did uplift
everyone's spirits, including my own! Thus proving you're never to old to ride
a camel."

 Mr Greiner will show Rupert Read an exhibition of his residents' artwork and
Read has been asked to judge the winning picture.  Read will then present a
prize to the winner. 

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Rupert Read, the lead Green Party candidate for MEP in the Eastern Region in
the 4 June 2009 Euro-elections, is visiting Burgh House Residential Home, in
Burgh Castle (near Great Yarmouth) on the morning of Thursday 23 April.

Read is interested in hearing the ideas and views of the home's manager
Joseph Greiner regarding care for the elderly in the UK today.  Read said;

 "This is a fantastic opportunity for me to see first-hand how Mr Greiner
runs his home, and to understand what ethical considerations he feels should
be taken into account when someone considers placing a relative or loved one
into his care.  I am very much looking forward to meeting him and his
residents."

 Mr Greiner is working closely with Yarmouth College on their 'enrichment
programme', which provides his residents with the opportunity to work with
students from the college doing different activities like art classes.
Another recent initiative under this programme will enabled residents to
help build and plant up six large raised flower beds with students of Great
Yarmouth College.  Mr Greiner said:

"Burgh Castle Residential Home is about providing the elderly not only with
a good quality of life, but also about offering them a wide range of
creative and fun activities in which they can engage.  The Yarmouth College
initiative is an excellent scheme where my residents can realise their
artistic potentials, and get involved in good outdoor activities, such as
building the raised flower beds. There has also been a circus in Burgh Castle this last
week and some of my residents attended and had a wonderful time.  One 82
year old even had a camel ride and I have the photographs to prove it!  She
was perfectly safe with support all around her and it really did uplift
everyone's spirits, including my own! Thus proving you're never to old to ride
a camel."

 Mr Greiner will show Rupert Read an exhibition of his residents' artwork and
Read has been asked to judge the winning picture.  Read will then present a
prize to the winner. 
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