Happy to lend a hand
RESIDENTS from MercyCare’s Residential Aged Care in Maddington joined forces with children at a Thornlie Early Learning Centre to create a pair of artworks.
Betty Veza, Adrianna Grippeling and Merriwyn Campbell went to the early learning centre last month to teach the children some art skills.
The elderly residents worked with the kids to create two handprint paintings which symbolised the two generations coming together and each canvas will hang in the respective centres.
Occupational therapy assistant Jean De Ocampo said the art clinic had benefited the residents. “It changed their mood seeing the kids – they were happy,” she said.
Merriwyn Campbell, Betty Veza and Adrianna Grippeling with one of the handprint paintings.