Our Erasmus+ Superact Handmade Wellbeing Team were delighted to support the Wellington Dementia Awareness Action Roadshow earlier this week.
Project Manager Janine Stedman said, “This was such an inspirational event for Dementia Awareness Week 2017, demonstrating the depth of support within the Wellington Community. I spoke to the newly elected Mayor of Wellington, Cllr Gary James, who visited our stand to learn more about the local care homes we have been supporting. The Mayor showed a keen interest in our project and spoke about his plans for Wellington.”
The Superact stand was manned by our artists, Ruth Fielder, Julia Pither, Claire Griffiths and Rowen Wilde. They came along to talk to visitors about their involvement in our project. Visitors to our stand also had the opportunity to try their hand at the 3D textile collage with Ruth, who has taken this activity into Chelston Park Care Home.
The artwork by residents of Somerset Care’s Popham Court was much admired, especially the reminiscence collage created by 102-year-old Ruby who opened our exhibition launch in March.
Superact would like to thank the Wellington DAA for inviting us to this event, and we look forward to working in a supportive role at future dementia awareness events.