Tricuro’s new Moordown Plus specialist dementia service opens its doors

By 3rd April 2019 News

We are delighted that our new day service, Moordown Plus, officially opened last month.  This service replaces the Northbourne Plus service.

People with dementia and their carers will benefit from transformed facilities at Moordown Plus (which was formerly the Malvern Day Centre).

The building has been refurbished to provide specialist facilities suitable for people with medium and high-level dementia including:

  • A dementia-friendly environment
  • Dementia quiet room
  • Safe outside patio area
  • Themed rooms

The centre features a number of zones with artefacts and items giving visual stimulation to provoke positive memories for residents with dementia.  These include: a music zone (displaying record covers), armed forces area (with badges etc), people around the world zone, vehicles (such as displaying a make of car badge), and sailing (life rings).

Alison Waller, Tricuro’s Managing Director, said: “The new Moordown Centre will support local people and provides a stimulating and supportive environment which offers opportunities for clients and carers to come and participate in a range of activities, enjoy the company of others and benefit from the relaxing and spacious environment.”

Our shareholder, Bournemouth Borough Council, invested funds to refurbish the building, and Jane Portman, Managing Director of the council, said: “I am completely blown away by the transformation of the centre.  The exciting and airy new facility is not just dementia-friendly, the centre has been transformed into a new and welcoming and vibrant place to be.  This service will be so valuable to the local community in supporting people with dementia in a safe, secure and caring environment.”

The day service also provides a range of activities for all abilities, including:

  • Monthly cinema club
  • Games such as skittles and table tennis
  • Musical bingo
  • Arts and crafts
  • Singing
  • Gardening
  • Regular outings

For further information please contact Moordown Plus on 01202 454749.