Fed up with a long winter and grey, wet days, staff at Enliven’s Kapiti Day Programme have decorated the walls with bright, upbeat and cheerful decorations.
Flowers, blossoms and bunting now adorn the walls of Kapiti Cottage, with a pop of bright colour everywhere you look.
“It’s really lovely and colourful, and the clients really like it,” says Diversional Therapist Robyn Lindsay.
“The brightness really cheers everyone up!”
Kapiti Day Programme at Kapiti Cottage in Paraparaumu was established by Enliven to enable Kapiti elders with memory loss and other health conditions to socialise in a safe and stimulating environment while also giving their families or carers a break.
The spring decorations were a collaborative effort, with staff members pulling together to create knitted flowers, crocheted roses as well as a crystal art picture of flowers.
Robyn says her 90-year-old mother-in-law very kindly donated some bright crocheted flowers which now sit in the dining room.
The husband of one of the volunteers made and painted a small birdhouse.
“Many calendars have also been donated to us over the years so any springtime pictures we kept to put up on the walls,” Robyn adds.
“Our clients and visitors have commented on how bright the place looks and congratulated us on providing such an inspiring and welcoming environment.”
She says the decorations are also a great conversation starter for the clients, where they can talk about who made what and what materials were used.
To learn more about Enliven’s Kapiti Day Programme call 04 298 8060.