National Grandparents Day at Ellenborough Nursing Home
October 7 was National Grandparents Day -not a date we’d easily miss at Cedars Care Group. At our North Somerset home, Ellenborough, Activities Coordinator Jenny brought in her grandchildren who took part in the special afternoon tea we’d arranged for our residents. Poppy, Rubie and Evie have become familiar faces at the home, and Ellenborough residents are always happy to spend time with them when they visit.
This time the three children enjoyed some hours of drawing and colouring, as they made cards for each of their elderly hosts. Then they helped to serve the tea and cakes in celebration of Grandparents Day. It was a lovely afternoon for everyone, spent in good company with gifts of heartwarming, handmade cards to read and yummy cakes to enjoy together.
Studies have shown that the benefits of intergenerational relationships between children and the elderly are manifold for both seniors and kids. Developing connections with a younger generation can help older adults feel more fulfilled, energised and invigorated. It can prevent depression caused by isolation and a lack of self-worth. It can encourage cognitive stimulation and provide an opportunity for both children and the elderly to learn new skills.
At Cedars Care Group homes we welcome visits from children at every opportunity, and even encourage our staff to bring their own. We’ve seen the positive affects these interactions have had on our residents and continue to do so. Meaningful activities are a fundamental part of day-to-day life at Cedars Care Group Homes. They are vital for the wellbeing of seniors, and those living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. You can find out more about our Activities Here.
Looking for a care home in North Somerset? Find out more about Ellenborough Nursing Home, based in Weston-Super-Mare, and how you can arrange a visit for tea or lunch!