Celebrations as VIP guest launches art studio at Epsom care home

Celebrations as VIP guest launches art studio at Epsom care home

A carehome in Surrey welcomed VIP guests and the local community for a special event launchingtheir art studio.

The CareUK team at Appleby House opened the doors to the care home on Longmead Road andwelcome the visitors and the local community to take a look around their new artstudio, which contains a host of materials for residents to use.

To mark the launch ofthe art studio, the home was joined by the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell, CouncillorNeil Dallen, Care UK Chief Executive, Mike Parish, and students from Epsom PrimarySchool. Visitors and residents alike enjoyed getting creative at anintergenerational art session, which was hosted by art therapy session group,Creative Minds.

Duringthe event, visitors and residents were able to explore the art studio andadmire the artwork displayed.

ApplebyHouse is thought to be the first care home with its own artist-in-residence,Kim Whelton from Creative Minds, who helps inspire creativity within the homeand uses art therapy to engage the residents living with dementia.

ShonaBradbury, home manager at Appleby House, said: “The residents and team atAppleby House are incredibly proud of our art studio, and we were thrilled tobe joined by the local community at our launch event. We are passionate about theimportance of encouraging people living with dementia to create art, andexpress their emotions through a creative outlet.

“We would like to say a big thank you to the Councillor Neil Dallen, Mike Parish, and thestudents from Epsom Primary School for joining us at the launch of our new art studio. We wouldalso like to thank Creative Minds and the local community for making the event sucha success.”

Appleby House has been designed to provide residential, nursing andspecialist dementia care, as well as respite, and end of life care.

To find out more about Appleby House care home, please call please call0333 4343 002 or email home manager Shona Bradbury on shona.bradbury@careuk.com.

Formore general information about Appleby House, please visit careuk.com/appleby-house.

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