Rotherham community gets crafty with care home residents


A COMMUNITY charity has been holding regular arts and crafts sessions at a Rotherham care home to boost elderly residents’ creativity.


RotherFed has been visiting Broadacres Care Home, in Parkgate, twice a month to run the sessions.


The latest was over Easter, when residents, relatives and children of the home’s staff all took part making and decorating bonnets, posters and eggs.


An Easter egg hunt was also held for the children, with chocolate hidden around the home’s garden, while residents enjoyed cake and tea.


Luke Owens, home manager at Broadacres Care Home, on Naylor Street, said: “Community workers from RotherFed have been visiting us every fortnight, which has been fantastic.


“The residents thoroughly enjoy the sessions and during the latest, over the Easter break, we were joined by the staff’s children and relatives.


“Community is really important to us at Broadacres Care Home and we are big supporters of RotherFed, which does so much to boost the community spirit in Rotherham.”


Lilian Sheers is one of RotherFed’s community workers who visits Broadacres Care Home.


She said: “Both Paul Greenway and I have been volunteering for a year at RotherFed and we love going to Broadacres Care  home and keeping residents engaged in activity.


“They are so joyful to work with. A resident once said “I look forward to the craft sessions and meeting new people”.


“We are opening our invitation to get the community engaged in arts and crafts and welcome them to join in the groups sessions at Broadacres care home.”


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