Residents at a care home in Kenilworth picked up their pencils and welcomed children from Emmaus Baptist Church for The Big Draw Festival 2019.
Care UK’s Kenilworth Grange, on Spring Lane, joined in the celebrations by creating works of art around this year’s theme, ‘drawn to life’, and the children and residents had a great time creating pictures inspired by the Autumnal weather.
Launched in 2000 as part of the ‘Campaign for Drawing’, The Big Draw promotes drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention, and has encouraged over four million people to get arty since its inception. This year’s theme celebrates the benefits of creative activities, especially drawing, on health and wellbeing. 2019 also marks the bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth, founder of the Guild of St George, the charitable education trust behind the initiative.
Sheridan Farish, home manager at Kenilworth Grange, said: “We had an amazing time welcoming children from Emmaus Baptist Church group into Kenilworth Grange to take part in The Big Draw Festival 2019.
“Forming relationships with the local community is an important part of life here at Kenilworth Grange, and everyone has really enjoyed sharing artistic tips and tricks with each other. Intergenerational activities are a fantastic way to provide older people with a sense of purpose, and they’re great for improving memory and cognitive ability too.
“We’re looking forward to decorating the home with our creations and hope Emmaus Baptist Church children will visit us again very soon.”
Kenilworth Grange care home provides full-time residential, nursing, and short-term respite care. The care home, which features 60 ensuite bedrooms, has been designed to enable its residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own hair salon, mobile library and gardens.
Recognising the importance of artistic activities, Care UK was happy to become one of the lead sponsors for The Big Draw this year alongside organisations such as The Courtauld Institute of Art and the City of Toronto Museum. You can read more about Care UK’s national involvement here: thebigdraw.org/drawn-to-life-care-uk
For more general information, please visit: careuk.com/kenilworth-grange
To find out more about The Big Draw Festival, please go to thebigdraw.org