Happy to lend a hand

Comment News (Gosnells) - - Local Focus -

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.

Picture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d475441

Mer­ri­wyn Camp­bell, Betty Veza and Adri­anna Grip­pel­ing with one of the hand­print paint­ings.

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