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Customised Zimmers at care home.

ELDERLY residents at a Welsh care home have had their Zimmer frames "pimped up" with the help of schoolchildren.

The decorations have been used to brighten up the steel walking frames for the older people living at the Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham.

The care home has nurtured a strong relationship with pupils from Ysgol Bodhyfryd, Wrexham, who added the wow factor to the frames as part of a special workshop.

Over three sessions pupils worked in pairs, with each pair assigned to a different resident, whom they first interviewed about likes and dislikes, former careers, hobbies, families and social lives.

Ray Jones owned a record shop in Brook Street, Wrexham, for 10 years and still loves listening to music of all genres.

His walking frame was given a musical theme. Ethan Tyzack, 11, helped design it. He said: "We cut out cardboard in the shape of old 45 singles to hang from the frame, and we're also working on some bird shapes as Ray enjoys hearing the birds sing too."

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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:May 13, 2018
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