Roy Walker

Roy is proof that it is never too late to learn.

In his 80s, and a sufferer of Parkinsons, Roy wanted to be more involved with his community and started on the Five Ways to Wellbeing Art Techniques course.

He quickly progressed from beginners to intermediate and now runs a self-sustaining group in the community where he lives.

Roy said: “I get a great sense of achievement when I’ve made or drawn something and everyone has given me positive comments. Seeing everyone learn and enjoy things and support each other is fantastic.

“We are thinking of other courses we could organise to get people together more, to reduce loneliness and use our social space better. “I didn’t know anything about the Five Ways to Wellbeing when I started, but it all makes sense, and we can all do it all the time.”

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