2017 Holiday at Home Report

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PHANTASMAGORICAL WORLD OF COLOUR

2017 HOLIDAY AT HOME

Summer time can be just as lonely for the Elderly especially during school holidays when the usual facilities are closed and families and grandchildren are way enjoying a Holiday Break or in Stratford knowing many tourists are enjoying the facilities.

For the last 9 years 30 local elderly residents have been able to sign up for a holiday with like-minded people.

Stratford Methodist Church in conjunction with Contact the Elderly and supported by Stratford Town Trust provided another three-day programme.

This year’s theme was A World of Colour enabled participants to have a go at Relaxing Art Therapy Painting Stained Glass Artwork, some Hand Therapy producing Felted Soap in dreamy Phantasmagorical Colours as well as having fun with “Pom Pom” Mania workshop and a Dutch Shuffleboard Championship. The event concluded with the screening of Joseph & His Technicolour Dream Coat.

Highlight as always was time to enjoy conversation over good food and company “Each year participants comment on how much they have gained and self-esteem through being in a focused group of like- minded individuals and the immense pride in the achievements of creative tasks”.

Further information from David J Loader
01789 741049 or e-mail.

Having-a-go-at-Felting-Soap

Having a go at Felting Soap

 

Relaxing-with-Stained-Glass-Art

Relaxing with Stained Glass Art

 

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Shuffleboard Challenge in progress

 

A Festive TRIM-A-TREE

For the last few years Contact the Elderly have provided a decorated tree for the church Christmas Crib Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The decorations for this year’s tree were created made by the participants at a “Pom Pom” Mania workshop held during at this year’s Holiday at Home programme in August “A World of Colour” held at The Methodist Church Centre utilising odds and ends of recycled wool.

Trim-a-Tree

Some 200 Pom Poms have been used, the tree will feature in the Christmas Festival at the church at the start of Advent and later in December to a Tree Festival at the United Reformed Church in the Centre of the Town.

Gillian Loader