Friday, 22 April 2016

No Recreational Activities-An Area Of Concern

St. Mary's Old Age Home

St. Mary's Old Age Home
As a person reach a certain age and retire or move to new surrounding, they may socialize less and their physical activities also reduces. Activities play an important role helping them stay physically fit and live as fully as possible. Activities also help in having good and healthy interactions. they improve relationships,
But the design of the activities should also be kept in mind. they should not only be according to their preferences and needs, but also to engage their mind and body.
My area of concern in micro environment is to take care of this- their activities- engaging their mind, improving their memory, and engaging them in healthy conversations.
Before designing something and thinking of a solution there are points that has to be kept in mind:

  • It should be interesting
  • It should be cost-effective
  • Its should not exhaust them- physically as well as mentally 
  • The environment created should be positive and not negative
  •  It should make them productive 
    photo from google

    photo from google

Pearl Academy, Noida

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Area Of Concern

When we were  checking the place around and were researching on the micro areas, I suddenly noticed a nurse helping an old bedridden woman changing clothes. I saw how difficult and painful it was for her to do it. When i asked her she said she has got bed sores and these normal clothes with buttons and zippers make her very uncomfortable.
There I got my micro area of concern. Being a fashion student, I decided to construct a garment for her using a soft fabric and material which is comfortable for her which she can put on and off easily.


Saturday, 9 April 2016

Sketches of St. Mary's Old Age Home - by Rahel

St Mary's home entrance
Sketch by- Rahel Peter
                                 St Mary's home kitchen
by- Rahel Peter

by- Rahel Peter