High Street Landscape Brought To Hamilton Care Home

The walls of Avonbridge care home, Hamilton, have been decorated with a brightly coloured mural of a high street for residents and staff to enjoy.

Residents were asked what they would like to feature on the walls of the home to create a feeling of walking along a high street.

The mural put together by staff showcases shops including a post office, hairdressers, café, grocery store, as well as nature scenes like cherry blossom trees.

The art has sparked reminiscence in the home; residents have been discussing which businesses along their local high street they’re most looking forward to visiting when restrictions allow.

Moira Buchanan, 83, resident at Avonbridge care home, said: “These murals just gorgeous! I love all the bright colours that are in them, it makes you feel like you have everything we are used to seeing back on our doorsteps again.”

Michelle Ruiz-Beltran, home manager at Avonbridge care home, said: “The mural looks fantastic and everyone has worked so hard to piece it together.

“Unfortunately, lockdown has meant that we can’t take our residents out to the shops or cafes like we usually would, so this is a great alternative for the time being.

“It is important to us that our residents feel connected to the local community, especially at such a difficult time. Reminding them about comforts, such as visiting the local shops, helps them to still feel that connection while remaining inside.”



















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