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mayor of enfield cuts ribbon at start of Alheimers charity walkThe Mayor of Enfield cuts the ribbon at the start of the Alzheimer's charity walk

On World Alzheimer’s Day 2019, Saturday 21st September, more than 200 people raised a total of £7.150 by completing a sponsored walk between two care homes - Autumn Gardens in Winchmore Hill and Anastasia Lodge in Southgate.

Community members were joined on the walk by the Mayor of Enfield, Kate Analoue, the High Commissioner of Cyprus in the UK, Andreas Kakouris, and Francesca Markland from the Alzheimer’s Society. They completed the walk in just over an hour

Elena Makrides, director of the two care homes said, "Our walk brought people together, sharing their stories as we walked. It was a place where people were able to support each other, even for those who had lost loved ones to this terrible disease. There was a real spirit of togetherness. The support for the event and the substantial amount raised was heart-warming."

The walk coincided with the announcement of the Come Together Memory Club - a free club run by the two care homes for those suffering with dementia. The club aims to bring older people with their carers together to enjoy socialising, fun activities and music in a dementia friendly and welcoming environment.

The Come Together Memory Club will be held on the first Tuesday each month between 1- 4pm at Autumn Gardens, commencing on Tuesday 1st October 2019. To attend, please book your space by contacting Autumn Gardens on 020 8344 2600, email  or visit www.autumn-gardens.com to find out more.​

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