A new retro-styled room aimed at helping people with dementia is to be unveiled at a Ripley community centre today as part of a refurbishment.
The RemPod – a ‘pop-up’ room filled with authentic memorabilia from the 1950s aims to stimulate memories in dementia suffers.
The design came to fame after receiving £50,000 from both Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones on BBC1’s Dragon’s Den.
Ripley-based social landlord Futures Homescape recently revamped the interior décor at its Firs House Community Centre in Alfreton and this week the new-look Field Terrace, just off Slack Lane, Ripley, is to be unveiled after a similar make-over.
MP Nigel Mills and Futures Homescape executive director Paul Parkinson are expected to open the new pod this morning.
As well as hosting Memory Lane sessions- a dementia support group run by Futures in partnership with Age UK Derby and Derbyshire - Field Terrace also hosts a popular foot care service, and 18 children from Ripley Infant School are due to unveil a footprint canvas they have made.
The centre has been revamped to make it more user-friendly for people with dementia and was designed by paint experts Dulux.