Today is World Health Day April 7th – Here in Wednesfield North, Councillors Mary Bateman, Councillor Rita Potter and Councillor Phil Bateman welcomed this UN Day of action .
Councillor Phil Bateman said “In the midst of a Covid -19 pandemic, a planet that is having problems with its environment., Plus, increasing diseases like cancer, asthma, heart disease, and dementia. We here in Wednesfield, very much want to support the UN World Health Day 2022.
WHO which focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being. We here in Wednesfield are very much part of that World. So, today, Wednesfield North Councillors, visited the Waterside House in Wednesfield.
Waterside House is a care home in Wednesfield in the City of Wolverhampton and provides a safe and caring environment for up to 60 people living with dementia.
Late in 2021, Wednesfield North Councillors visited the home. which houses a large amount of Wednesfield residents, who all now call Waterside House their home.
Councillor Mary Bateman takes up the story. ” I was visiting a ‘Wednesfield in Bloom’ event at St Thomas’s Church in the Summer. I came across staff from Waterside House who were taking part in the event. A long conversation followed, which led to us as Councillors visiting Waterside House late in the Autumn . We were shown around the home, and we were informed about the work that MH and Waterside House were involved with in dealing with dementia.
We were taken by the way that the staff within the Home were creating such a happy atmosphere, and we were impressed with the plans of the residents and the staff for their gardens. The vision that was spelled out was compelling for us.
Today we returned and met with staff, again toured an already improved gardens. and joined with them, as they welcomed an £800 donation we had made to Waterside House from our Wednesfield North Ward Funds,earlier this year aimed with the objective to improve their facilities further.”
Our donation made at the time were aimed to further enhance the gardens, and improve the leisure facility that the residents use.
Wednesfield North Councillors big hope, is that our Ward Funds donation will improve the health and mental well being, of everyone that uses the gardens going forward.
What a great visit on World Health Day! Tying our Village in Wednesfield into a huge Global policy objective!
Owners of the Waterside House is MHA which is the largest charity care provider for older people in the UK, they offer some of the highest quality care, accommodation and support services throughout Britain. Their mission is to inspire the best care and wellbeing at every stage of later life. Founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1943,