YOUNGSTERS joined residents at an East Renfrewshire care home to create a unique piece of art.

The painting session took place at Newton House Care Home, in Newton Mearns, as part of celebrations to mark Care Home Open Day.

And the result was a colourful artwork created by the Newton House residents and staff, alongside pupils from Kirktonholme Mearnswood Nursery.

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Resident Eric Dobson said he was delighted to take part in the event.

He added: “I’m glad that the painting turned out so well and can’t wait to see it on the wall.

“Having worked in an art gallery, I enjoy being involved with painting. It lets me be creative, as well as helping to keep my mind sharp – and it’s very relaxing too.

“I think everyone who joined us was surprised just how much fun it was.”
Care Home Open Day is a national initiative that sees care homes up and down the country open their doors to the public.

Robyn Gibson, manager at Kirktonholme Mearnswood Nursery, told the Barrhead News: “It’s great to see the children and residents interact and get arty together.

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“Hearing about the colour therapy has also been insightful and we can’t wait to learn more about it in the future.”

Newton House Care Home manager Helen Hendrie added: “We love getting the chance to invite the public in to meet our residents and spend time in our home.

“The painting session involved lots of laughter, so it’s fair to say that a good time was had by all. We hope that our visitors got a flavour of the kind of creative activities we do to help our residents boost their wellbeing.”