Shinfield care home residents and team members let their creative juices flow to mark Remembrance Day with a special art piece.
Residents at Care UK’s Parsons Grange, on Westall Street, marked Armistice Day by creating poppies in memory of their friends and family who have served in the armed forces.
Made out of felt by residents and team members, some of the poppies have been added to the silhouette of a soldier in the home to form a sea of poppies, while others have been sold to the community. All proceeds from the poppies’ sales will be donated to Help for Heroes which provides counselling and support for veterans and their families to help them recover and move on with their lives.
Ruth Halls, Home Manager at Parsons Grange, said: “We wanted to do something special to mark this year’s Armistice Day and to remember those who have served in the armed forces, including some of the residents, and their friends and family.
“While creating the poppies, residents reminisced about their younger years, providing a wonderful opportunity for everyone to share stories of growing up in wartime Britain. We’re thrilled with the result of their hard work, and all for a very good cause – it’s great to see our sea of poppies displayed in the home for everyone to see.”
Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, the new care home will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities. The layout of the building will be configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge/dining room to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities.
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