We have recently received another great update from the Arts for Dementia Memory Lane project, which you can read here.
Activity highlights during this quarter included a wire art session led by Carol Parker, which was an opportunity to make flowers from coloured wire and secure them to a block of wood to create a colourful ‘window box’.
On a gloriously sunny day towards the end of May the group enjoyed a paint day. They had fun trying new techniques using textured rollers and paint pads and then retired to the garden for a picnic.
On 14 June Carol led a sewing session, plus a creative construction activity for Andy. The sewing activity prompted Sheila to recall that she used to sew for the Navy for a shop in Chatham. Sheila was able to talk about the work she used to do and remembered how much she enjoyed her job.
On 28 June the Memory Lane Group was joined by 22 students from Boston High School who were visiting the group as part of Boston High School’s Challenge Week. The students who attended were all considering a career in health and social care roles and wanted to gain some experience by visiting the group.
The students rotated in groups to experience three different activities: a Dementia Friends session; a tour and talk around Mayfields Extra Care Unit; and working with Memory Lane clients on their art activities. The Memory Lane group enjoyed spending time with the Boston High School students and were pleased to answer their questions.