Residents at a care home in Cringleford picked up their pencils and went back to the drawing board for The Big Draw Festival 2020.
Care UK’s Cavell Court on Dragonfly Lane, celebrated all things arty by creating works of art inspired by boogie-woogie music.
As part of their event, residents and team members created a giant drawing based on the work of dutch artist, Piet Mondrian, who was famously inspired by the 1920’s music genre. With boogie-woogie music playing the background, residents sat down to create their own Mondrian grids, which were put together at the end of the session.
Launched in 2000 as part of the ‘Campaign for Drawing’, the month-long Big Draw Festival promotes drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention, and has encouraged over four million people to get arty since its inception.
Karen Curle, home manager at Cavell Court, said: “Our Big Draw event was a hit, and residents loved getting creative while listening to some of their favourite music.
“Drawing is great for everyone, but especially for older people, including those living with dementia. On top of physical benefits, from increased motor skills to improved coordination, creative activities, such as drawing, can truly boost cognitive function and even reduce the rate of development for a range of memory conditions.
“It was a fantastic drawing session, we had a little dance, and everyone left with a smile on their face – we’re all looking forward to getting our pencils out again very soon!”
After a successful participation in the Big Draw Festival last year, Care UK renewed its partnership in 2020, becoming the main health and social care partner and leading the way in changing perceptions of life in a care home by promoting activity-based care and encouraging other care homes to follow suit. Across the country, more than 70 homes have been getting arty and working with their local communities virtually to create their very own works of art.
Cavell Court is a modern care home which provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema and hairdressers, and there is plenty of space both indoors and out for relaxation and recreation.
For further information on Cavell Court, please call customer relations manager, Samantha Woods on 01603 856 835, or email email@example.com
To find out more about Care UK’s partnership with the Big Draw, and for more top tips on how you and your loved ones can get involved at home, visit careuk.com/care-homes/bigdraw
To find out more about the Big Draw festival, please go to thebigdraw.org