27 Dec 2016


The public retirement home of Waterloo, is a very nice place compared to other cities or municipalities. It is modern well equipped and the personal very friendly. I know it because I go there every week on Thursdays for my painting class which is in the "Party Room" of the home. Here dancing classes take place, birthdays are celebrated, films shown and a lot of other activities. Our class is very grateful that we are allowed to use this room without any fee.

For Christmas the whole house was nicely decorated !

The party room's walls

A nice Christmas tree

other once in the corridors

Sometimes artists expose and sell their works

Like above. The residents too can sell what they have knitted or made during the year, so you can buy nice bonnets, scarves, or little dolls and figurines. Unfortunately there was nothing left when I took the pictures. 

The pictures above show the entrance hall, when visitors come they can chat together with the residents.

This wall carpet was made out of wool balls of all kind of colors by the residents and shows the name of the home "Gibloux"

Here too the walls are decorated

This is a real amazing picture made of thousands pieces of cork, matches, paper and pins

A more detailed picture

This wall picture too was made out of different materials always in the DIY classes. Really very beautiful !

Another Christmas tree in the corridor

and decorations above the lifts

and even in the offices, little Christmas trees on the desks.

Everything is done so that the residents feel as much "home" as possible.

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Mara said...

I love that piece with the cork and paper and pins and such. So intricate and very beautiful. As was the piece with the three wise men.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - what an amazing place ... and what creativity .. it looks so well loved and looked after ... cheers Hilary

diane b said...

That is a beautiful home with wonderful decorations and art.

Lea said...

Wonderful artworks on the walls!
I can see that the workers there do their best to make it a cheerful place for the residents.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the new year!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful decorations. Merry Christmas.

Tamago said...

What a beautiful place. All the decorations are so beautiful and I enjoyed the artworks. The picture made of corks, etc is really stunning!

carol l mckenna said...

Your photography captures such beauty and creativity in this retirement home ~ thanks,

Happy New Year to you ~ ^_^

Fun60 said...

Art seems to be high on their list of activities.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh I am so impressed. That is by far the loveliest retirement home I've ever seen ... maybe we should all think about moving to Waterloo!) It's really cool they let you hold your painting class there -- I didn't know before that that's where you held it.