Tracy King, the Activity Coordinator at the Hallamshire Care Home, Sheffield, says of their forthcoming contribution to SYDCAE2017:
“I got the basic idea of making a family tree for the exhibition from a recent NAPA magazine. I added my own thoughts to the project and felt the bare tree could be adorned with bright coloured labels with the names of each of the residents and staff. The labels could open up like a book and those who wanted could have a limerick of their life in the centre.
We had some very interesting and fun sessions in the lounge bouncing around ideas for limericks between the residents and staff. I was amazed at the positive response from most of the residents when I read their limerick out to them. The staff fully entered into the spirit of the whole venture and were very supportive. One of the nicest parts of the creative experience was to remember residents who have passed away in recent months and to write them a limerick which marks out their life. I had help and support from relatives with this.”