Learning for the Fourth Age is privileged to work with lots of different older people in many different and varied care settings. However, some are very closely located and we have been keen to bring people together from different settings for shared learning activities for a while.
By working closely with the wonderful staff at Harley Grange and Ashlands care homes, we are proud to have brought together residents from both settings to share the craft activities that they had undertaken together and produced a shared piece of work – the patchwork! Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits were also enjoyed too.
The patchwork project has been led by Anita Barrand with support from volunteers Jean Helps and Dee Lehan-Matthews and staff from both homes. We are keen to explore other ways of helping to bring the outside in and take residents out in going forwards, particularly when we can support people to learn about different people and cultures. Watch this space!