PROMOTIONExpressing ourselvescreatively canactually improveWhen I was first asked to teach anLodge I was terrified and unsure of what that may entail, so I decided to beginby finding out what I was going to teach and more importantly why..art lesson with dementia residents in Rosethe search led me to this quote"Expressing ourselves creatively canactually improve health. Creativity is anatural, vibrant force throughout our livesa catalyst for growth and excitement."Cohen, Gene D Welcome to the Creative Age'Bottom line/Tomorrow Vol.9, (Aug 2011)me to go around offering 1:1 tuitionwhere needed.It doesn't take longfor the laughter to start bubblingto the surface as everyone enjoysthe shared experience. Ena oftengrasps my hand and says at the endof the session I'm still not sure whyI'm here but I do feel better afterthat. Mary beams from ear to earand tells me how much she enjoysit. loyce asks frequently if I couldget a nice looking male model in todraw too much laughter....and that'sthe magic of art in this setting..the lightness, the sense of fun, theencouraging comments made ofeach other's work and as the teacherSo was this borne out in practice?Did I find Art had the ability to healand inspire?A year on and now every week asI walk in the door I am met by myRose Lodge art group all ready forme and excited to see what we aregoing to do this week. Inow plan in3monthly cycles so there is a range ofmediums and techniques used andtaught. I have been amazed at howthe residents have responded andconstantly surprised at the progressthey have made.Following each elass the work isdisplayed on a board for all to seeuntil the following week where itAngie Seaway an Exmouth baedartst who runs a weekty artclass at Rose Lodpeto be able to give encouragementit is a beautiful thing. Evenresidents that have never pickedup a paintbrush before oftensurprise themselves and soon findthemselves on a creative journey.When Harry tells me it's thehighlight of his week I can hand onis renewed again, giving residents,visitors and staff an ever changingdisplay of what is achieved, to beTOP20dsdcCAEHOMEcelebrated by all.After the input is introduced allare helped to get started and thenfollowing some initial queries veryoften a concentrated quiet descendsas everyone starts work, this enablesaretome.cauGold Awardheart tell him it's mine too.Rose Lodge, 2 Isca Road, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2EZOutstanding201601395 227071 www.roselodgecarehome.co.ukBlog& dementia into: www.dementiacaredevon.co.uk PROMOTION Expressing ourselves creatively can actually improve When I was first asked to teach an Lodge I was terrified and unsure of what that may entail, so I decided to begin by finding out what I was going to teach and more importantly why.. art lesson with dementia residents in Rose the search led me to this quote "Expressing ourselves creatively can actually improve health. Creativity is a natural, vibrant force throughout our lives a catalyst for growth and excitement." Cohen, Gene D Welcome to the Creative Age' Bottom line/Tomorrow Vol.9, (Aug 2011) me to go around offering 1:1 tuition where needed.It doesn't take long for the laughter to start bubbling to the surface as everyone enjoys the shared experience. Ena often grasps my hand and says at the end of the session I'm still not sure why I'm here but I do feel better after that. Mary beams from ear to ear and tells me how much she enjoys it. loyce asks frequently if I could get a nice looking male model in to draw too much laughter....and that's the magic of art in this setting.. the lightness, the sense of fun, the encouraging comments made of each other's work and as the teacher So was this borne out in practice? Did I find Art had the ability to heal and inspire? A year on and now every week as I walk in the door I am met by my Rose Lodge art group all ready for me and excited to see what we are going to do this week. Inow plan in3 monthly cycles so there is a range of mediums and techniques used and taught. I have been amazed at how the residents have responded and constantly surprised at the progress they have made. Following each elass the work is displayed on a board for all to see until the following week where it Angie Seaway an Exmouth baed artst who runs a weekty art class at Rose Lodpe to be able to give encouragement it is a beautiful thing. Even residents that have never picked up a paintbrush before often surprise themselves and soon find themselves on a creative journey. When Harry tells me it's the highlight of his week I can hand on is renewed again, giving residents, visitors and staff an ever changing display of what is achieved, to be TOP 20 dsdc CAEHOME celebrated by all. After the input is introduced all are helped to get started and then following some initial queries very often a concentrated quiet descends as everyone starts work, this enables aretome.cau Gold Award heart tell him it's mine too. Rose Lodge, 2 Isca Road, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2EZ Outstanding 2016 01395 227071 www.roselodgecarehome.co.uk Blog& dementia into: www.dementiacaredevon.co.uk

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PROMOTION Expressing ourselves creatively can actually improve When I was first asked to teach an Lodge I was terrified and unsure of what that may entail, so I decided to begin by finding out what I was going to teach and more importantly why.. art lesson with dementia residents in Rose the search led me to this quote "Expressing ourselves creatively can actually improve health. Creativity is a natural, vibrant force throughout our lives a catalyst for growth and excitement." Cohen, Gene D Welcome to the Creative Age' Bottom line/Tomorrow Vol.9, (Aug 2011) me to go around offering 1:1 tuition where needed.It doesn't take long for the laughter to start bubbling to the surface as everyone enjoys the shared experience. Ena often grasps my hand and says at the end of the session I'm still not sure why I'm here but I do feel better after that. Mary beams from ear to ear and tells me how much she enjoys it. loyce asks frequently if I could get a nice looking male model in to draw too much laughter....and that's the magic of art in this setting.. the lightness, the sense of fun, the encouraging comments made of each other's work and as the teacher So was this borne out in practice? Did I find Art had the ability to heal and inspire? A year on and now every week as I walk in the door I am met by my Rose Lodge art group all ready for me and excited to see what we are going to do this week. Inow plan in3 monthly cycles so there is a range of mediums and techniques used and taught. I have been amazed at how the residents have responded and constantly surprised at the progress they have made. Following each elass the work is displayed on a board for all to see until the following week where it Angie Seaway an Exmouth baed artst who runs a weekty art class at Rose Lodpe to be able to give encouragement it is a beautiful thing. Even residents that have never picked up a paintbrush before often surprise themselves and soon find themselves on a creative journey. When Harry tells me it's the highlight of his week I can hand on is renewed again, giving residents, visitors and staff an ever changing display of what is achieved, to be TOP 20 dsdc CAEHOME celebrated by all. After the input is introduced all are helped to get started and then following some initial queries very often a concentrated quiet descends as everyone starts work, this enables aretome.cau Gold Award heart tell him it's mine too. Rose Lodge, 2 Isca Road, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2EZ Outstanding 2016 01395 227071 www.roselodgecarehome.co.uk Blog& dementia into: www.dementiacaredevon.co.uk PROMOTION Expressing ourselves creatively can actually improve When I was first asked to teach an Lodge I was terrified and unsure of what that may entail, so I decided to begin by finding out what I was going to teach and more importantly why.. art lesson with dementia residents in Rose the search led me to this quote "Expressing ourselves creatively can actually improve health. Creativity is a natural, vibrant force throughout our lives a catalyst for growth and excitement." Cohen, Gene D Welcome to the Creative Age' Bottom line/Tomorrow Vol.9, (Aug 2011) me to go around offering 1:1 tuition where needed.It doesn't take long for the laughter to start bubbling to the surface as everyone enjoys the shared experience. Ena often grasps my hand and says at the end of the session I'm still not sure why I'm here but I do feel better after that. Mary beams from ear to ear and tells me how much she enjoys it. loyce asks frequently if I could get a nice looking male model in to draw too much laughter....and that's the magic of art in this setting.. the lightness, the sense of fun, the encouraging comments made of each other's work and as the teacher So was this borne out in practice? Did I find Art had the ability to heal and inspire? A year on and now every week as I walk in the door I am met by my Rose Lodge art group all ready for me and excited to see what we are going to do this week. Inow plan in3 monthly cycles so there is a range of mediums and techniques used and taught. I have been amazed at how the residents have responded and constantly surprised at the progress they have made. Following each elass the work is displayed on a board for all to see until the following week where it Angie Seaway an Exmouth baed artst who runs a weekty art class at Rose Lodpe to be able to give encouragement it is a beautiful thing. Even residents that have never picked up a paintbrush before often surprise themselves and soon find themselves on a creative journey. When Harry tells me it's the highlight of his week I can hand on is renewed again, giving residents, visitors and staff an ever changing display of what is achieved, to be TOP 20 dsdc CAEHOME celebrated by all. After the input is introduced all are helped to get started and then following some initial queries very often a concentrated quiet descends as everyone starts work, this enables aretome.cau Gold Award heart tell him it's mine too. Rose Lodge, 2 Isca Road, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2EZ Outstanding 2016 01395 227071 www.roselodgecarehome.co.uk Blog& dementia into: www.dementiacaredevon.co.uk

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