The theme of this year's Care Home Open Day was 'celebrating art in care' and Hallgarth Care Home in Durham has embraced the concept brilliantly over the past few months, using poetry to inspire residents to create some really impressive individual pieces of art.
Projects have included an origami clothes line, a marvellous life size purple lady collage inspired by Jenny Jospeh's poem, 'Warning' and a host of paper daffodils to celebrate the famous Wordsworth poem.
Last month their exhibition was officially opened by Durham city MP Roberta Blackman-Woods and followed by afternoon tea for residents and visitors.
The MP said:
“I was so pleased to be able to join staff and residents at Hallgarth Care Home on National Care Home Open Day on 28 June 2019, and officially open the wonderful art exhibition.
"It was great to see the brilliant work that residents had produced, and the excellent care that the receive in the care home. My congratulations and thanks go the staff and volunteers who put so much work into caring for the residents of Hallgarth, and of course to the residents for putting so much work into producing some truly marvellous art.”
Date published: 15 July 2019
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