The residents at Benholm Care Home in Forfar always look forward to weavers, Ashleigh and Lorraine visiting the home.
Ashleigh and Lorraine gifted the residents with weaving loom, and then visit every second month to assist the residents in using it and to share stories on the subject. The volunteers talk about textiles and the history of the looms, which always fascinates the residents.
This activity is very sentimental for some of the residents, as it brings back precious memories of a time they were once weavers in their working lives.
The residents are always fully concentrated in the session, and not only enjoyed participating, but also watching others and listening to the stories.
Date published: 17 October 2019
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