1 December 2020
Schoolchildren spread Christmas cheer with St Anne’s care home walk-by
St Anne’s care home recently had a ‘walk by’ visit from local schoolchildren, spreading some Christmas joy from a distance.
Under regular circumstances, the children would visit the home regularly as part of The Archie Project, a dementia awareness programme that links local primary schools, care homes and sheltered housing schemes to create more dementia-friendly communities.
With COVID safety measures this time preventing a usual visit, the children and their teachers took a midday walk passing by home, with residents and staff gathered a safe distance away.
Lisa Sands, Community Partnership Manager, said:
We’re always keen to bring together the generations and we weren’t going to allow COVID to stop us! Providing meaningful and morale-boosting events are important to the mental and physical well-being of all older people so we put on many activities each week. But seeing how much our residents love the kids really makes events like this extra special! The residents thoroughly enjoyed the visit and being able to wave and cheer to the children as they went past.
The children also gifted residents with homemade banners, paintings, written stories and poems.
Edith Carroll, St Anne’s resident, said:
It was great to see the schoolchildren, their friendly little faces really made my day!
Located in its own beautiful grounds in Saltash, Cornwall, St Anne’s care home prides itself on its warm and welcoming atmosphere and was recently rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
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