Elderly residents’ artwork takes centre stage at exhibition

Residents at Ashfield Court Care Home look over their exhibition in the long gallery at the Hatton Garden Gallery.
Residents at Ashfield Court Care Home look over their exhibition in the long gallery at the Hatton Garden Gallery.

Care home residents have shown age it not an issue when it comes to displaying your talents.

Residents at Ashfield Court Care Home, in Forest Hall, held an exhibition in the long gallery at the Hatton Garden Gallery with the artwork depicting life with dementia.

Activities co-ordinator Karen Oliver said: “We try to find lots of ways to keep our residents active and it does not matter if they are in a wheel chair or have a diagnosis of dementia as far as we are concerned you still have the capability of showing people that you can take part and what you can achieve.

“During the arts and craft every week it is the individuals and their interpretation of that session, allowing them to think independently. It also shows, through art, that dementia does not stop them from expressing what they feel of understand.”

The art exhibited is from 80 to 90-year-old residents. It is being displayed to show that even though they have dementia and elderly they still have the capability of producing anything they put their minds to and it allows a chance to show what people with dementia can achieve.