Sunday, 20 March 2016

There is...

,,,an amazing package for seniors here in Creston - the Therapeutic Action Program for Seniors (TAPS).  Enabling seniors to stay in their homes for as long as possible, there are a range of activities and services provided.

Last week, I had an opportunity to engage some of the group  (sixteen or so) in a collage fest, and we had a blast. An inter-generational program, the participants ranged in age from 'nearly seven' to goodness knows what.  We cut and tore strips and circles and outrageous shapes into a garden that could have rivalled Eden, I suspect.


Can you tell this happened on St. Patrick's Day?


 The pieces were outstanding,


and everyone who participated had their own unique take on things.


 I was so impressed with this munchkin and her brother (below).  Naturals!


 We used Gelli prints and National Geographic magazines (heresy, I know),


 and the results were beyond colourful!


 The best part is, we get to do it all again this week...


this time with houses.  We're thinking the results will be Crazy Creston.  


20 comments:

  1. looks like you all had a blast Win and weren't you clever to remember to take photos!

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    1. It was lovely fun, Val, and I was so glad I remembered to take the camera!

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  2. Isn't it wonderful how art can connect people across all ages and walks of life! Lovely collages full of fun, colour and texture!

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    1. Agreed, Zsuzsa - it is truly the ultimate connector between all ages. It was a great afternoon in so many ways.

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  3. WONDERFUL!
    The smiling faces (especially on the children) are magical. It must be so uplifting to be a part of that energy.

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    1. It was so much fun to see everyone enter so quickly into the spirit of play, and with such great results all 'round!

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  4. That looks so cool...thanks for showing Win oo

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    1. Most welcome, Roz - it was a great deal of fun!

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  5. What fun Win, it look's like a great time was had by all!

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    1. Definitely, Laura - I so much enjoyed seeing this inter-generational group play together.

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  6. Just wonderful ! I love to see how much fun they all had! Great!
    Happy Easter!
    oxo
    Susi

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    1. 'Twas great fun, Susi, and terrific to see the interaction there!

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  7. Brilliant Win, it's great to see such a variety of ages having fun together. Thanks for sharing this lovely day with us. Have a great week and thanks for the visit to mine, Angela x

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    1. Agreed, Angela, and I'm looking forward to today's return!

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  8. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh Win - what a treat this post was to see. I have been trying to get here for days to leave you a comment dear girl. YOU are SUCH and inspiration. You have the biggest heart on the planet (in my mind)! It means so much to me to see you teaching, and sharing, and loving like you do. You are touching lives in a great way. So loved reading this. Big Hugs to you... XXj.

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    1. Thanks so much, Joi; your comments are always so welcome and affirming. I so love encouraging creativity in every direction. It seems to me that if we spent more time 'arting' and less time fighting, the world would be a much better place.

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  9. It looks like everyone had a wonderful time, Win, and your role is certainly not without its own reward! Go you! ;-)

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    1. So true, Kay - it's a delight to spend time in play with these people!

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  10. Awe Win! What a wonderful way to celebrate St Paddy's Day!
    I love the lady's piece with the feathers- how talented and creative your group is! So glad to hear you had as much!
    hugs & love, Jackie

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    1. Agreed, Jackie - that feather piece is gorgeous, and what an array of talent! xo

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