Huyton care home residents unleash their inner artist


img_20160929_145027Budding artists at Aaron Grange care home in Huyton with Roby have been putting their skills to use during a weekly art club.


Set up by activities coordinators Alison Fischer and Sandra Forshaw, the art club has proved to be very popular with residents, with many using the opportunity to relax and let their creative juices flow.


From producing light water-colours to bold abstract pieces, all residents have been given the opportunity to get involved in the programme, with many hidden talent uncovered.


Using art as a means of expression is particularly therapeutic for individuals living with dementia. For individuals who find verbal communication increasingly challenging, art can provide an alternative outlet for their thoughts, emotions and experiences.


Alison Fischer, Activities Coordinator at Aaron Grange, commented:


img_20161002_111736“We’re delighted with how popular art club has become, and it is something the residents always look forward to. It has really supported them to become more creative!


“We display the art works throughout Aaron Grange so that residents and their guests are able to enjoy their artistic endeavours!”


Aaron Grange is part of New Century Care, which provides compassionate and personalised residential and nursing care in a homely setting.


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