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Our mosaic magic

January 21st 2013

With spring around the corner, the team at the Willows decided it was time to brighten up the reception and, following a meeting of residents, we decided to create a mosaic that would bring the outside inside.

The home chose a mosaic as it would allow lots of people to join in and the finished result will also be entered into a local art competition for the over-60s. The residents created several designs, made during activity sessions, and they ultimately chose a beautiful and colourful flower pattern.

Administrator Gill O’Boyle said: “We went along to our local DIY store and bought the tiles corresponding to the colours we wanted, and had great fun smashing them up.

“We set it up in one of the lounges and invited residents to join us. They enjoyed sticking the tiles to the board and even learnt new skills, as none of us had grouted before. It was great fun and lots of residents popped in and added to the mosaic. They seemed to enjoy the activity along with us and stayed for a while.”

Everyone enjoyed the project so much there are two mosaics planned.

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The Willows care home in Middlesbrough now provides expert general nursing care as well as residential and nursing care for older people living with dementia. Our care team focuses on making every day different for residents. This can include watching performances from local entertainers, enjoying days out, and even sharing special dinners with loved ones.

The Willows
Woodside Resource Centre
Cavendish Road

0164 2034 173

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