‘So much laughter and smiles have been created with a lot of talent and a few balloons’
Residents and staff members at Frost Manor just can’t get enough of the animal-shaped balloons life enrichment aide (LEA) Sarah Thayer makes.
A talented balloon artist, Sarah’s first job was with Supernova Fireworks, where she put her talents to work by creating balloon art for parties and events.
Since starting her position at Frost Manor in spring, she has been making an assortment of balloon animals the residents enjoy, including balloons shaped like turtles, pigs, octopuses, giraffes, snails and the residents’ favourite, penguins, as part of programming at the Lindsay, Ont. long-term care home.
“The residents and staff just love watching Sarah create her various animals,” says Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Burton.
“She has really risen to the occasion to be able to put on such a unique program for our residents.”
Frost Manor hosted a carnival-themed month throughout August, and Sarah got to show her talent for balloon making by creating an array of animal-shaped balloons.
Lyndsay says residents have asked Sarah to make more balloon animals, so the life enrichment team has added more dates to the program calendar.
Lyndsay says it’s not just the residents who are enjoying Sarah’s balloon talents.
“The staff have really enjoyed joining in on the fun,” she says. “So much laughter and smiles have been created with a lot of talent and a few balloons.”
This is Part 2 of a two-part story.
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