Anchor’s Waterside care home in Peckham are holding an exhibition of artwork created by residents and other older members of the local community.

Thanks to Big Lottery funding, Southwark Arts Forum has been able to develop ‘Silver Thinking’, creative opportunities for older people living in care homes and sheltered housing.

Working with Art in the Park, a community arts organisation based in Burgess Park, local older people having been making artwork with residents of Anchor’s Waterside Care Home.

The exhibition at Waterside is the second of four creative community events this year from Southwark Arts Forum’s ‘Silver Thinking’ project.

Home Manager, Kanyiswa Tanda, said: “This has been a fantastic opportunity for our residents to meet and connect with like-minded older people from the local community. Workshops with Art in the Park have been very popular, and provide an on-going programme of exciting activities.

Theresa Sedenu, a resident at Anchor’s Waterside care home, said: “It’s very important to keep your mind active as you get older.”

Linda Hearnshaw, who lives locally and has been coming to the sessions at Waterside said ‘It’s been an inspiring experience, working together and getting to know each other.”

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