A Stakeford care home put its community’s creativity to the test when it opened its doors to the local public for a fun-filled open day.
Bridge View Care Home, which is operated by Akari Care, invited residents, guests and family members to take part in an artistic competition, comprising three categories – Children, Adults aged between 20-40 and Over 40s, as part of the open day.
All guests had to submit their most prized piece of artwork which were judged by Councillor Ray Butler, of Choppington Parish Council.
Prior to the competition, the staff at the home held art masterclasses for the residents, which paid dividends for Bridge View resident, Doris Beaney, 88, who was awarded the Over 40s prize for her tapestry design of a lady in red holding a candelabrum.
Irene Wallis, Manager at Bridge View care home, said: “We are always looking at ways to provide our residents with further enjoyable activities and the art classes were well received. It was great to get the entire community on board for the initiative, which produced some very impressive works of art.
“I would like to thank everyone who came along to our open day and for participating in the competition. Also, a big congratulations to all the winners, including Doris for her excellent tapestry creation, who have provided some fantastic artwork that we can keep on display in our art gallery.”
Based on Ashington Drive, Bridge View Care Home provides specialist care for 61 elderly residents.