AS part of Sunrise of Hale Barns’ efforts to improve the understanding of dementia across the local area, and dispel myths surrounding it, it is taking part in Resources to Remember.

This is a Sunrise-wide national campaign aiming to transform the public’s perception of the condition.

The campaign, which aims to provide guests with specialist advice on the everyday things they can do to help people living with memory loss, will run from November 11 – 17.

As part of this, Sunrise of Hale Barns will be hosting a ‘Musical Memories’ event on Wednesday, November 15th, at 11am, and a ‘Things ain’t what they used to be’ afternoon on Friday, November 17, from 2.30pm.

The ‘Musical Memories’ morning will feature a visit from the Vibrant Voices choir, which is made up of people who have been affected by Parkinson’s, dementia, or a stroke. There will be the opportunity to enjoy refreshments, and have a coffee, a chat and a sing-along.

Following this, at the ‘Things ain’t what they used to be’ event, guests will be treated to a fascinating talk by Marilyn Gregory, who will take the audience back to New Year’s Day of 1947 and speak about her life and experiences as a British housewife.

And, as Armistice Day draws near, everyone will get an opportunity to write notes of remembrance for those who are no longer with us, and hang it on the Sunrise of Hale Barns memory tree.

Guests will also be able to take full tours of Sunrise of Hale Barns’ grounds and care facilities, including the Memory Care (Reminiscence) Neighbourhood, which is specially designed for people living with dementia.

For further information contact the director of community relations at Sunrise of Hale Barns, Michelle Hinds, via or 0161 980 9500.