Creativity and the arts helping to beat the winter months

18 January 2016

Queen Elizabeth Court in Llandudno is helping to beat the winter cold snap with a series of creative activities and art sessions for its residents to promote wellbeing.

Gary Carr, Activities Coordinator at the care home, has started the Home’s very own wo-man shed with weekly creative sessions for residents such as Meccano and Lego building.

"It’s a great space for residents to relax and enjoy themselves.  The room can be used for all sorts of activities from building, fixing, to art and craft activities. We’re also working on making the area feel more familiar to residents, like a workshop with old tools, books and displays on the wall," says Gary Carr.

Ken George, 86, lives at Queen Elizabeth Court and is amongst the residents who are taking part in the activities planned by Gary, having enjoyed making Airfix models and building radio controlled boats as a hobby previously.

"Dad likes to get involved and enjoys everything. I think that taking part in these types of activities really helps him. He is very mentally aware and lives with osteoarthritis, so it’s important to help keep his joints moving, especially during the winter months," says Kath, Ken’s daughter, who visits him regularly at the Home.