Book-end generation games

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12th March, 2019

nursery school children and older people Inflatable ball games and nursery rhymes may not be what you would expect to greet you when you walk into an extra care scheme. However, at our Cwmbran scheme Ty George Lansbury that is what you will find, as the three-and four-year old’s from Two Counties Nursery meet up with their friends up to 90 years’ their senior.
“Their visits are absolutely amazing! It really lifts the spirits.” said a resident of Ty George Lansbury Ann Burnett. Every fortnight the youngsters walk up the lane to their neighbouring extra care scheme, take off their coats and sit by their older friends ready for whatever fun activity is lined up for them.
They get into teams and begin the games. Throwing blow-up hoops over targets and aiming bean bags into the holes of a big inflatable cheese triangle. After the winning team is declared they end their 45-minute session with a sing-song and together they belt out a nursery rhyme or two, with the actions.
Two Counties Nursery Owner and Manager Lesley Price said: “We are honoured that Ty George Lansbury is assisting us in providing opportunities for different generations to come together to share their experiences, knowledge, and skills that are mutually beneficial for all and we are looking forward to positive long-term relationships.
Independent Living Co-ordinator at Ty George Lansbury Lianne Goodall added: “Some great friendships are developing since the children started visiting. Their visits are so beneficial for residents who enjoy their company and are always really engaged and more mobile during their visits. Whereas the tendency is often to sit in their chairs and chat, the games get them moving which they really enjoy. Their visits also help to combat isolation and there are smiles all round from the moment they walk in the door.”

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