Welcome Space

What is this space?

Rachael: This is a welcome space that goes along with my “5 & Dime” area. The space is right outside the Nurses’ Station and features two brand new, red vinyl chairs. It also features a retro-looking CD player and tool collage.

What materials did you use?

Rachael: My favorite piece here is the old phone. I also love how my collage came out. It’s a tool collage, and the tools are actually plastic, so they are pretty lightweight…but they look real! The pegboard is a real, regular pegboard. The chairs are vinyl so they are easy to clean.

Why does this space work well in dementia care?

Rachael: It’s a perfect space for welcoming someone into the community. The music is playing right there, and residents love to sit by the music. The space has an identity and serves a function.

Amanda: I love that there is music and activity in this welcome space. I would bet that residents love to sit in this area to watch all the people coming and going.

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