Colouring class at Shakespeare helps keep residents content

Colouring in has become an increasingly popular past time which helps people of all ages feel calmer and happier.

It is also seen as capable of improving wellbeing of seniors and people with dementia as it is very distracting and calming.

Many of our residents enjoy colouring as you don't need to be an 'artist' to enjoy it. When you colour, you concentrate solely on staying within the lines which can help to quieten mental chatter and clear thoughts, in a similar manner to meditation.

Here you can see some our ladies and gents in Shakespeare Court Care Home in Bradford enjoying a therapeutic colouring class.

It was a lovely activity which encouraged the residents enjoy some quiet company.

Afterwards, they were all very happy and feeling at ease as they showed each other their creations.