Arts & Crafts
We at Deeside believe in making the very most of what life has to offer, which is why we are so passionate about providing our residents with engaging and enjoyable activities. One activity we strongly encourage our residents to participate in is the fun of arts and crafts.
Taking part in creative pursuits is often perceived to be therapeutic, a great way to socialise and has immense advantages both emotionally and physically. That is why it is essential to us to give our residents a variety of interesting and stimulating crafting opportunities.
Get ready to be creative
We find that when our residents fully immerse themselves into an arts and crafts workshop, they really reap the rewards in terms of their emotional and mental health, plus there’s always plenty of laughs and conversations to be had at the same time. Our sessions are a great therapy and really allow our residents their thoughts and feelings in a creative way.
A lot of our sessions offer guidance as well, for those who perhaps find that being creative doesn’t come easy to them. Essentially, our arts and crafts classes will usually have a specific end goal such as creating table decorations or painting an abstract piece. We also ensure our craft activities are inclusive for all ages, meaning they offer a great opportunity for your children and grandchildren to get involved in the fun.
For our residents who aren’t as creatively inclined, a lot of our classes have quite a lot of direction. This means that our classes usually begin with a clear goal in mind, whether that’s creating a mosaic or learning how to decoupage. All of our crafts are suitable for all ages, so we actively encourage our residents to invite their children and grandchildren along to share in the creative fun.
At Deeside, we go above and beyond to ensure all facilities and activities are as varied and inclusive as can be, regardless of whether the residents are beginners or have been actively enjoying the activities for some time. All residents are encouraged to participate and embrace the social, mental and physical benefits of our facilities.
We like to promote creativity at Deeside in any way we can, no matter when or where. Whether it’s a crafts workshop in our communal areas, or going out to one of our private gardens for artistic inspiration, we like to make good use of what’s available to us here at Deeside. Our gardens serve excellent natural materials that we often incorporate when creating outdoor works of art, such as flower garlands and painted plant pots – great for brightening up our gardens all year round!
Arts and Crafts FAQ’s
We recognise that potential residents and their loved ones will have several questions regarding living at Deeside Care Home. We would be pleased to discuss any queries you may have, whether about the care we provide, our facilities, or anything else you can think of. Here are just some of our responses to questions we receive about the arts & crafts activities at Deeside.
Yes, included in your overall fee are any materials and resources you will need to produce your arts and crafts pieces.
You’re free to create any artwork that you desire, although previously our teams have conducted sessions on making greeting cards, flower arranging, and creating hanging Christmas tree ornaments.
Everything you create is, of course, yours to keep. Although, if one of our staff members thinks your work is a brilliant piece of art, they may ask whether you would be happy for it to be proudly put on show around the home for all to admire.
We believe our arts and crafts sessions are a wonderful, sociable opportunity to connect with your loved ones and share new experiences, so your friends and relatives are more than welcome to join in the fun.
What to expect at Deeside
The importance of fostering relationships with our residents and learning about what makes them tick is highly recognised by the team at Deeside. Thanks to our exciting and varied activities programme, we are able to establish a home where our residents feel happy, inspired and fulfilled.
Deeside is proud to have a team of exceptionally dedicated individuals who are committed to helping our residents overcome their challenges and live life to the full. Our experienced staff provide unrivalled levels of care in a variety of ways so you can feel confident that the support you receive is of the highest standard.