Russell PCH Spruces Up Doors In Support Of Dementia Project

December 2019

The Russell Personal Care Home (PCH) has recently received some generous donations to help assist with a door enhancement project within the site. The goal of the project is to create a more ‘home-like environment’ for residents as well as offer some support to try offset symptoms related to dementia.

Robyn Nerbas, a local artist and art teacher within Russell, agreed to assist the PCH project in her spare time by painting some emergency exits and doors that are not accessible to residents within the facility. Robyn started the project about a month ago, and to date, has created one door into a bookshelf and is currently working on a second one, which everyone is anxious to see.

“Robyn has been doing great! The front door will take some time getting used to, but overall, this is a very positive and fun project,” stated Kari Fouillard, Program Assistant, at Russell Health Centre and Personal Care Home.

Fouillard says they also sourced out the front entrance and windows to Accent in Brandon. With the help of staff and residents, a picture was selected and they created a scenic decal.

“Our ongoing plan is to work our way down the halls and common areas to include more scenic stimulation and have the facility feel even more like a home to our clients and families,” Fouillard added.

We would like to send out a huge ‘thank-you’ to our sponsors for this project: The Russell Thrift Shop and Angie’s Beef & Barley sponsors!


Russell Book Case BA

Russell Door BA