The ‘Grant a Wish’ project was thought up as part of a plan to allow residents to get motivated and take part in activities that are specifically tailored to their desires, or related to the hobbies they undertook when they were younger.
The most recent beneficiary of the initiative is Nesta Marshall, who just this month got to meet one of her heroes at an event in Stow-on-the-Wold.
As a keen artist, Nesta has always admired the work of George Underwood and even has one of his works hanging on her bedroom wall. Her ‘wish’ was to visit one of his exhibitions when it came to Fosse Gallery in Stow and thanks to the effort of Home Manager Sam Baker and her team at Oaktree Mews, Nesta was able to attend a private viewing of his new work at the gallery.
George is a musician and artist and became known in the 1970s for designing album covers, including the late David Bowie’s Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust covers, which established him as a leading creative art illustrator.
Nesta was thrilled to have the opportunity not only to see George’s new work, but also to meet the man himself and have a photo taken with him.
Several residents have already benefited from the scheme, participating in day trips out to the park with friends, swimming trips, and enjoying a pint of Guinness and a fish and chip dinner.
Oak Tree Mews is a small friendly home which provides residential care. Residents are able to make use of all the facilities including a garden with countryside views and a sunny conservatory.