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Elizabeth and her Chrysanthemum

Elizabeth Marshall of Hallgarth Care Home in Durham is proud to show off the latest flower creation.

Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “Elizabeth spotted a picture in an oriental magazine of a carved ivory chrysanthemum and fell in love with it, wishing she was able to make such beautiful delicate things.

“In the Chinese culture it signifies a future life of ease and is a symbol of yang energy and brings good luck into the home.

“With a bit of thought, we set about making our own version of the flower, with some sticky note squares, red pen and lots of glue.

“It now hangs pride of place on the wall at Hallgarth.

Elizabeth said: “I never thought I could make something so beautiful again. My hands aren’t what they were now, but it’s about what I can do, not what I can’t, and it’s all down to having the confidence to give things a try.”

Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.

Date published: 15 September 2017


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