Care homes across the Excelcare group are taking part in a Christmas card making competition this year. The contest is open to residents, team members and their families to design the best Christmas card, with the winner’s design featuring on the front of all the company’s Christmas cards. Not only does this encourage engagement with craft activities, but also gives them something to work towards and be excited about.
When Park Avenue’s Lifestyle Coordinator, Gladys heard about this she was determined for the Bromley-based residents to take home the prize. To help come up with some interesting designs, Linda from Creative Mojo came to support.
Using their new activity room in the Wellness Suite, the residents had all they needed and enjoyed experimenting with different decorations and techniques. Linda from Creative Mojo showed the residents a technique using a template, a brush and some paint. The Christmas themed templates helped residents to map out their designs before filling them in with colour. Some of the residents opted for brighter designs, whilst others stuck to traditional colours.
Linda was on hand to support throughout the session in-line with the resident’s needs. Although some aspects are more challenging for some people, they all enjoy bringing their design ideas to life.
The cards were left to dry for all to see on the window seal and they looked great in the sun. The different colours and designs used have already brought festive-feelings to the people living at Park Avenue and we wish you the best of luck in the competition!