Rock painting residents add flair to courtyard colours

A group of creative Emmaus residents has taken up Rock Painting to add a touch of flair and colour to the courtyard gardens used by residents, families, visitors, and staff.

Emmaus Residential Service Lead, Sharmain Peterson, says the project, overseen by the Emmaus Lifestyle team, has a dual environmental purpose.

‘At Emmaus this year the team is focusing on recycling and repurposing things we have lying around as a way of doing our bit for the environment’, says Sharmain.

‘There lots of grey rocks outside the Emmaus buildings that help the rainwater drain away and, while serving their purpose well, they are a bit drab so we decided that painting some of them might give the outside area a little lift.’

‘Rock painting is popular in the general community at the moment, and it is great that our residents can have some fun doing it, too,’ added Sharmain.

‘If a resident is unable to attend to the dining/activity room where the painting is held, then Michelle or Suki from the Lifestyle team will take a rock to the resident to paint so they don’t miss out.’

‘The project has exceeded our initial expectations – the rocks are painted so well, and the residents are extremely imaginative and creative!’

Once painted, the colourful rocks are added to the gardens, much to the pleasure of those who walk around and see them.

Well done to everyone involved!

Residents rockpainting collage

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