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Art inspires Elderberries at Bishop's Stortford Age Concern centre




Dementia Action Week at the New Apton Centre (10909325)
Dementia Action Week at the New Apton Centre (10909325)

Art inspired the Elderberries group at the New Apton Centre in Bishop's Stortford to mark Dementia Action Week.

The session was led by local artist Jon Bowles and Charlie Ramnani, supported by staff and volunteers at the Age Concern base.

Manager Zara Skidmore said: "Our Elderberries come together every Wednesday in a dementia-friendly environment that allows us to nurture and support those experiencing mild to moderate loss of cognitive functioning or have a diagnosis of cognitive impairment such as Parkinson's or dementia to promote independent living.

"To help raise awareness of dementia and part of Dementia Action Week, the group created a piece of art that allowed them to 'be in the moment' as they individually painted using their own palette of colours that collectively, when pieced together, provided a visual representation of the fragmented mind as a depiction of dementia."



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