Our Preps regularly visit a local nursing home, @Abbeyfield, on Somers Road to spend time with the residents doing craft and learning songs with actions. The experience is mutually beneficial for the children and elderly alike.
As Age UK Mobility says: “Intergenerational care has great benefits for reducing depression and isolation in the older generation, It can also help with greater mobility and physical skills. For the children it helps them develop empathy and their language and communication skills.”
Our Preps certainly love all the attention they receive and are learning more about the older generation. The residents enjoy the Preps company and reminiscing about what they used to do as a young child as well as getting stuck into the craft activities.