• Debbie Thrower

Rewarding time spent with those living with dementia

Updated: Feb 13, 2020

Anna Chaplain in Leigh on Sea, Essex, Eileen Simmons

It's only a few months since Essex Anna Chaplain, Eileen Simmons, was commissioned, but already she is finding her role fulfilling, especially the time she spends with those living with dementia.

Eileen has written about some of the encounters and conversations she's shared. With the full permission of the care home where she visits, she has sent them through for us. She explains, 'One of my best mornings of any week is the one when I visit my care home. I have been going there for almost two years now. I love my visits, and every time I go there are completely new experiences and some which repeat themselves, but I treat each as a new story.' Read them here.

'As part of my action plans for Anna Chaplaincy,' she writes to tell us, 'I intend to write something every three months as I hope it would be suitable for sharing. I am wondering how many people do similar work.'

If you've been moved by what you read, or want to let Eileen and others know about the sort of ministry you are involved in that's along similar lines, do contact me and I'll pass your comments on: