Children visit residents at Palmersdene care home
Palmersdene care home has had a visit from children living in South Tyneside as part of a bid to bridge the generation gap.
Children from the Mini Vinnies group, which is part of the St Vincent de Paul Society, visited Palmersdene care home in Jarrow to meet with its residents recently.
The home is building up links with local schools and groups which will see residents and youngsters interact with one another to build up understanding and friendship.
A group of children visited the home last week where they were able to spend time with the residents. Ian Short, home administrator, said the visit was a success and said the children will continue to visit regularly.
He said: “The group of children are called the Mini Vinnie’s and we very much enjoyed their company. They are now going to come visit us fortnightly.
“The children prepared question before coming along with gifts for our residents such as handmade bookmarks, a hamper and some hand potted plants.
“We all had a great time chatting, many of the residents commented how lovely it was to spend time with children and how pleased they were that this would become a regular event.”