Mary Chester House is a dementia specific service suitable for people of all ages with a diagnosis of dementia. The service operates Monday to Saturday (except public holidays) and is guided by the principles of the Eden Alternative.
Members are encouraged to participate in the daily events at the centre, including tasks associated with running a home. To foster a feeling of club ownership, members are welcome to assist in the kitchen, garden & the Men’s Shed and to participate in weekly meeting, where they can decide on their activities.
Each day's activities are varied and spontaneous, as the service is tailored to member’s needs, rather than a schedule. Reminiscing and life story work is also incorporated and plays a significant part in the daily events at the Mary Chester House.