Toddlers and babies took a trip to King William care home in Ripley, for a lovely morning of intergenerational play.
Derbyshire Toy Library, who run the Young at Heart scheme and take children’s groups into local care homes, has now got a regular slot at King William home after such a great reaction.
The aim of the sessions is to encourage the friendships between the children and residents to build relationships and bring back happy memories from when they were a child.
The first session was very successful and all residents said they enjoyed the experience.
There is growing evidence that so-called ‘intergenerational initiatives’ can improve people’s well-being and Ashmere Derbyshire is very happy to be able to offer this fantastic concept to King William.
Christine Blacknell, dementia manager was very impressed with the reaction from the residents and said: “It never ceases to amaze me what affect visiting children have on our residents.
The smile on their faces say it all.”