Red Bud Regional Care has budding artist in residence

DISPLAYING HER ARTWORK–Pat Korves, a resident at Red Bud Regional Care, is pictured with some of the artwork she has colored despite having Parkinson’s disease.

Red Bud Regional Care resident Pat Korves recently completed an entire adult coloring book entitled “Around the World.”

The coloring book was a gift from Kim Johnson, an employee of Hospice of Southern Illinois who befriended Korves almost 10 years ago. When asked about their friendship, Kim said, “I knew Pat would never be able to travel to the beautiful places pictured in the book, so I thought she could visit them through the pages in this book.”

And Korves did. She proudly displayed her art in the hallways of the care center while residents, staff and visitors viewed and voted on their favorite picture. The winner, after all the votes were tallied, was the Rio de Janeiro picture which also happens to be Korves’ favorite.

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