Care Home Completes Landmark Art Scheme

Residents at Camilla House Care Home in Fife channelled their inner Da Vinci as the home trialled a new programme of artistic activities to engage residents. Art has been linked to improved health and wellbeing in care settings, and helps nurture a sense of social inclusion and personal accomplishment.

Residents of the home tapped into their creative sides during the recent initiative and hosted a memorable gathering for friends and family to showcase their artistic talent.

A local visual artist led the group in a variety of artistic endeavours, including flower mandalas and watercolour paintings. Residents were able to enjoy using a number of materials and their work is now proudly on display within the home.

Camilla House, which is part of the Holmes Care group, arranged the art programme as part of their mission to provide residents with opportunities to stay happy and healthy.

Morag, resident of Camilla House Care Home, said:
“I loved the art lessons, exploring all the colours has reignited my passion for painting. Hanging up my own work in my room made me feel triumphant, and I can’t wait to do more.”

Natalia Murphy, Lifestyle Coordinator at Camilla House Care Home said:
“The art project fostered a sense of community here at Camilla House, as our residents collaborated on pieces together. They were proud to share their creations with their loved ones at our party and a fantastic time was had by all.”

 

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