Freeing The Creative Voice In Residential Aged Care.

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For Immediate Release

27 November 2009


Bupa Care Services


Freeing the Creative Voice in Residential Aged Care.



Long and interesting lives have formed the basis of an extraordinary project at Bupa New Farm

exploring the creative talents of the residents and culminating in a public art exhibition on 28

November.


Residents have been working with the Lifestyle and Leisure team in a variety of mediums,

experimenting with themes and mediums.  The exhibition will feature 40 pieces made up of

paintings, sculpture and collage inspired by resident experience and their personal imaginings. 


Leonard Lim, a Diversional Therapist and member of the Lifestyle and Leisure team, has worked

with the elderly population for over ten years and says “Art therapy helps to maintain or

reconstruct self esteem and allows for self expression.”  


Davida Webb, General Manager of Bupa New Farm, agrees “For the residents, some of whom have

limited mobility, it enables them to articulate feelings, share talent and work cohesively to create

something tangible.  The pieces being exhibited are a monument to an array of talent that some

residents and families didn’t even know existed!” 


In addition to the exhibition, the residents and staff have worked on a mural for the wall of the

Lavender Garden in the secure dementia wing of the facility.  This has enabled residents to work

together on a project which benefits their friends and provides them with common ground.


The exhibition “Creative Voices of the Residents” is being held at the facility on Saturday, 28

November starting at 1.30pm and is open to the public.


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For more information please contact

Alison Hallworth

Bupa Care Services

0417 482 788










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