Children's artwork welcomed by care homes

Posted: 26/03/2020 | Education, Care for Older People,

 

What’s the view from your window?

Children are being encouraged to draw what they can see from their window, and to post or email that artwork to Royal Blind care homes for older people.

“We’d love to share children's artwork with the older people staying in our care,” said Stephanie Kirkwood, Meaningful Activities coordinator at Jenny’s Well care home.

"If posting artwork is too hard, families can email us photos of the artChildren are being encouraged to draw what they see from their window, and to post or email that artwork to Royal Blind care homes for older people.work, which we'll show to residents on iPads or Tablets.

“Some of our residents are partially sighted, and can see artwork when it’s close up. Then they can see all the fantastic details children have done.

"Creative stories and letters would also be happily received, Stephanie said.

“Our older people love to listen to stories. Our staff read the newspapers to them each day, and many listen to audiobooks, but we’d love to hear some of the children’s creative stories.

“Otherwise, we’d love a letter describing what the view from a child's window is, and what it’s been like staying home from school with families.”

Like Scottish families staying home to prevent COVID-19’s spread, older people in Royal Blinds’ care homes are staying in their rooms to minimise the likelihood of their exposure to COVID-19.

Royal Blind’s Activities staff visiting residents in their rooms and tailoring activities for them, keeping them stimulated. Activities include taking them for walks around the centre on a one-to-one basis, doing quizzes, reading magazines, as well as the odd sing-a-long.

Mary Burke, Braeside House resident, is looking forward to staff reading letters to her

"We'd love to receive some stories or artwork to share too," Stephanie said.

 

Artwork can be emailed or posted directly to the care homes.

 

Email to Robert Steven, Royal Blind Communications at robert.steven@royalblind.org

Alternatively, send by post to the Activities team:

 

For Jenny’s Well care home in Paisley, near Glasgow, send to:
ATTN: Activities Team, Jenny's Well, 196 Hawkhead Rd, Paisley, PA2 7BS

For Braeside House care home in Liberton, Edinburgh, send to:
ATTN: Activities Team, Braeside House, 81 Liberton Brae, Edinburgh EH16 6LE

 

Note: Examples of artwork and writing will not be posted on social media or used for Royal Blind's fundraising or marketing unless parents or caregivers provide express consent. Only first names of people would be shown.

 

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