Children’s artwork cheering up tenants in Covid-19 isolation
Tenants of Abbey House in the Little Diamond area of Derry~Londonderry have been sent drawings, letters and poems from local children to help cheer them up during their current period of self-isolation due to Covid-19.
The thoughtful works of art were received after the manager of the Apex owned scheme, Vivienne McGlinchey, asked local families to redirect any boredom being felt by the younger generation to help brighten up the days of her tenants, all of whom are over 60.
Vivienne McGlinchey, Manager of Abbey House, commented:
We’re delighted that so many children have taken the time to create something cheerful for our tenants to read or look at. We have tenants here who are feeling very hemmed in and isolated at the moment and aren’t able to see their families. These pieces of artwork have made a world of difference and tenants are really enjoying seeing them all on display.
Deirdre Walker, Apex Director of Supported Living, said the idea has been so successful that families in Derry~Londonderry, Limavady, Coleraine, Strabane, Castlederg and Omagh are also being encouraged to send artwork to their local Apex scheme.
For families not within the vicinity of Abbey House, why not consider creating something special for an Apex scheme near you? We have hundreds of tenants and residents who would be delighted to receive some cheerful letters, poems and artwork from the younger people in our communities. It would certainly help them feel less isolated and brighten up their day.
Items can be scanned and emailed to [email protected], posted or dropped on the doorstep of local Apex schemes during any essential outings.