The fact is a person is diagnosed with dementia somewhere in the world every four seconds. The myth is there is nothing we can do about this sobering statistic. The reality is you can make a difference.  Help today by attending the fund-raising event of the decade. 

Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home, a registered charity, will be hosting the first ever Coastal Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This Christmas celebration promises to put wind in your holiday sails and take you to a seasonal event like no other.  


Members of the community have been hard at work since the spring to create an artisan marketplace where shoppers can sip tea and hot cider while they revel in stalls filled with one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments, unique wreaths, stunning seashell trees and other handcrafted delights ready for purchase. Each one of the treasures for sale is likely to become a focal point for many holiday seasons to come. Such an assortment of handcrafted treasures, sinful baked goods and carefully nurtured homegrown plants can only be found at Westmeath at the Coastal Celebration. 


The Coastal Christmas Celebration also includes Westmeath’s first-ever raffle. Tickets are limited and available at the home, selling for $5 each. Prizes include travel, BELCO, dining, cellular and internet vouchers, art work, sailing lessons and much, much more. Door prizes will also be drawn at the close of the event, so there are lots of opportunities both to buy gifts and win something for this holiday season.

Westmeath, 28 Pitt’s Bay Road, Pembroke, home to 60 older adults, will be the backdrop to this fund-raising event. By supporting this event you are making a difference for dementia care in Bermuda. All proceeds will go towards transforming an existing area of Westmeath to create a dedicated memory care unit. 

The memory care unit will provide specific care by a trained, experienced team. By balancing safety, health care and meaningful, engaging moments each day, Westmeath believes it is possible to live well with dementia.  Our memory care is rooted in a person-centred approach, focused on sustaining feelings of belonging and purpose while seeking to preserve a sense of self. Generating daily moments of success, by offering opportunities for residents to find happiness and meaning, supports the residents’ unique needs. When living at home is no longer the best option, there are positive options at Westmeath. 

Westmeath has also embarked on a dementia friendly campaign which strives to promote awareness and acceptance of dementia, while bringing the community together to create a dementia friendly Bermuda. Living well with dementia is possible. We ask you to make a difference with us.

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