Added on: 21st August, 2017 by Victoria_29707
A care home in Sevenoaks welcomed professional artists to lead a creative craft session with residents.
Residents at Care UK’s Weald Heights care home on Bourchier Close were joined by artists from Creative Minds, an organisation delivering art and crafts sessions to older people, those with learning difficulties, and adults in the community.
During the session, residents channeled their artistic side by creating 3D works of art using origami flowers embellished with paper cut-outs, pipe cleaners and felt shapes.
Creative Minds deliver more than 250 art sessions a month to more than 1,300 participants across the country.
Home manager at Weald Heights, Maria Covington, said: “Art is a much-loved activity for the residents here at Weald Heights so it was wonderful to have Creative Minds come into the home to lead this workshop.
“The residents loved experimenting with the different art mediums and materials to create a piece of artwork which they can call their own. Art has many benefits for older people – it can improve self-confidence, increase cognitive stimulation and improve motor skills. It is also an activity that can be enjoyed by all, so we look forward to running more art sessions in the coming months.”
Weald Heights has been designed to provide residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, as well as respite, end of life and palliative care.
The ethos at Weald Heights is based on person-centred care, which means residents’ values are right at the heart of the home. The team takes the time to get to know residents to ensure everything from their lifestyle plan to their daily menu suits their unique needs and preferences.
As part of its premium offering, Weald Heights offers a customised fine dining service, allowing residents to order from a selection of dishes, delivered to their table by a hostess. The lifestyle team also work with residents to create one-to-one and group activities that suit their individual likes and needs.
Choice, variety and luxury are built into every aspect of life at the home, which offers a combination of professional, individualised care and luxury hotel-style comfort.
For more information on Weald Heights, please call customer relations manager, Amelia Moore, on 01732 807 537, or email Amelia.Moore2@careuk.com.
For more general information, please visit: careuk.com/weald-heights