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Community Learning Zone opened by Lord Mayor

Community Learning Zone opened by Lord Mayor
13th July 2009

A new Community Learning Zone has been officially opened by a special guest at a specialist dementia care home in the north-west owned by Barchester Healthcare.

The Lord Mayor of Chester, councillor John Ebo, met up with general manager of Beeston View Ann Hull in Tarporley, Cheshire to cut the red ribbon of the new development, which aims to enhance knowledge for attendees through a number of multimedia provisions.

Barchester's newest development follows a successful application for a grant from Chester West and Chester Learning Resource Network, with the latter's chair, Hazel Manning, also attending the proceedings.

The Learning Resource Network also provided the money and support to allow the construction of a residents' greenhouse fitted with Nintendo Wiis to keep them fit and active.

In April, the Medical College of Georgia revealed that occupational therapy of elderly patients was enhanced by the Wii, which encourages a fun alternative to regular exercise and may reduce the need for medication.

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