Our patients in Creative and Support Therapies are encouraged to take part in art, craft, music, exercise, growing vegetables, conversation, discussion, debate and reflection. Many members of the group have rediscovered skills or gained brand new ones during their time here.
Allen Turner from Great Harwood, who has MS, struggled to write his own name before he started coming to the hospice three years ago. During weekly art classes under the guidance of our resident artist, Allen taught himself a new way of painting by working with the artist to slow down and take his time and has completed paintings, something he never thought he’d never be able to accomplish.
Parkinsons sufferer Audrey Fielding from Darwen used to enjoy sewing but hadn’t done it for years until she started attending the hospice. She relearned these skills as well aspicking up new ones including jewellery making, drawing and baking.
Audrey said: “Coming to the hospice makes me feel more in control and independent and I look forward to my day at the hospice every week."
Can you help? We’re looking to increase our collection of patient stories and testimonials. If you’d like to share your experiences it will help others to understand what the hospice does.
To share your story:
Add it to the testimonials page on our website, click here., email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01254 733412