Handy way to show things we hold dear

Our Holy Cross nursing home residents in Sunderland have used their hands to capture some of the most special things in their lives.

Combining crafts and reminiscence – two of their favourite ways to spend time together – our residents created templates of their hands to use as a blank canvas for expressing some of the things they hold dear.

The craft project gave them the opportunity to experiment with their colourful and creative side while chatting and sharing stories about times they particularly love to remember, too.

“Children, grandchildren, faith and music were some of the most popular choices,” said the home’s activities’ co-ordinator, Vicky, who led the session. “As we added these words to our hand artwork, the conversation and memories just flowed. It was a lovely, warm way to spend an afternoon together.”

Hand-shaped artwork with resident messages