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100th birthday, Art therapy, celebrations and more!

18 March 2019

Birthday celebrations for Kathleen at Penberthy

Penberthy staff, residents and family recently celebrated Kathleen Affleck’s 97th birthday with her.

Kathleen’s family visited and her daughter and son-in-law even travelled all the way from Scotland!

Ruth, our lovely cook, made the birthday cake and everyone sang Happy Birthday to our special resident Kathleen. She was a little overwhelmed but enjoyed the singing and the cake.

Art therapy at Trevern

Residents at Trevern did some fabulous art sessions recently and we created some gorgeous paintings and decoupage pieces and will be creating more art in the next few weeks.

Our aim is to sell these at our summer fete to help raise funds to renovate the areas outside our home so that our residents can more easily go outside and enjoy the lovely sunshine (here’s hoping we have a lovely summer again!)

Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing coloured paper cut-outs onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and other decorative elements. Commonly, an object like a small box or an item of furniture is covered by cut-outs from magazines or from purpose-manufactured papers. (Information taken from Wikipedia).

International Women’s Day celebrations at Woodland House

On International Women’s Day our residents and staff at Woodland House celebrated all the wonderful women we have here and all the famous women that have made a difference in the world too.

We enjoyed some group chats about a whole host of different famous women, looking at quotes for Women’s Day - some of which made us laugh rather a lot.

Some of our favourites were ‘She believed she could so she did’, ‘Little girls with dreams become women with a vision’ and ‘Keep your heels, head and standards high’!

We chose artist Kara Walker and recreated pieces of her silhouette work. We used coloured tissue instead of cutting out silhouettes. We think these look fantastic! We also offered the ladies a bit of pampering by having their nails filed and painted and we raised a glass of prosecco at lunch as a toast to all our lovely ladies.

Trewartha receive fabulous vintage paraphernalia

Trewartha were very happy to receive some fabulous vintage donations recently. A kind lady named Michelle Everard was talking to her hairdresser recently and discovered that her hairdresser also styled the hair of some of our residents at Trewartha.

When Michelle was told about our residents’ memory boxes she jumped at the chance to donate some fabulous vintage gifts to them. Michelle owns an antique shop in Camborne called La Belle and amongst some of the items were film and Royal family memorabilia from years gone by, dress jewellery, bone china cups and saucers, old photographs and old coins.

We hope they will help to conjure up some fond memories for our residents. We would like to extend our gratitude to Michelle and say thank you very much. It was a very thoughtful thing to do.

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