Intergenerational art and wellbeing workshops create heartwarming connections at Graysford Hall
As part of the celebrated Arts in Care Homes month, Graysford Hall has hosted intergenerational sessions throughout the month that have brought together the young, and the young at heart.
The event took place last week to showcase the power of creativity and connection in fostering a sense of community within the care homes.
On Wednesday the 20th of September, residents at Graysford Hall were joined by students from Medway’s Linking School for a heartwarming session of decoupage bird making. The creations, crafted by both residents and children, will adorn the memory floor.
The theme of ‘reflections’ allowed participants to delve into the art of self-portraits. The sessions became a platform for storytelling, with one resident, Keisha, sharing her treasured collection of original Barbies with the young children. Harold, another resident at the care home, who is nearly 101 years old, provided a glimpse into his life growing up offering a great connection across generations.
On Thursday the 21st of September, Graysford Hall also expanded its commitment to wellbeing by hosting a session in collaboration with L4A (Learning for the Ages) and other members of the care home community. This project, funded by a lottery grant, empowers wellbeing leaders to teach skills that enhance residents’ lives through meaningful activities.
The workshop focused on wool craft and equipped participants with creative tools to enrich the lives of residents. Over the next six weeks, the new skills will be shared during sessions with residents.
In addition to the week’s activities, Graysford Hall also celebrated World Alzheimer’s Day by hosting a cupcake stall. The initiative aimed to raise awareness and support for individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s.
For more information on Graysford Hall and their fantastic wellbeing initiatives, please visit: www.facebook.com/graysfordhall
Article published on Friday, 29th September 2023