Showing appreciation for artist’s work
GUNTHER Village Facility Manager Bruce Bryan presented Gayndah artist Susanne Capewell with an engraved glass vase as thanks for painting a new mural to help dementia patients.
“It’s great to see this,” Mr Bryan said.
“It’s an idea we had read about, if people with dementia don’t realise it is a door they won’t try and get out.
“It’s really had an impact in that you no longer hear the door rattling all the time, the patients would get agitated but now they don’t even see it as a door but as the barn.”
Mrs Capewell happily volunteered her time to paint the mural to help stop patients from trying to leave unsupervised .
“I have really enjoyed it,” Mrs Capewell said.
“I’ve got to know all the residents which has been really good for me too.
“If we can come up with some more ideas down the track I’ll be happy to help again.”
Mr Bryan said the mural came out better than he could have hoped.
“We really appreciate what Sue has done for us,” Mr Bryan said.
“It lifts the vibe which is great, this wing is always busy and on the go.”
THANKS: Sue Capewell was presented a beautiful vase from Gunther Village Facility Manager Bruce Bryan.