Tiny Steps Nursery visit St Georges Care Home

St Georges Care Home, in Bristol has been hosting visits from their local Nursery ‘Tiny Steps’ for several months and these have proved very popular with residents.

During last week’s visit residents and children took part in an exciting game of Picture Bingo, where everyone was a winner! Then it was on to arts and crafts where young and old were paired up to make ‘plate’ fish. It was clear to see both groups really enjoyed each other’s company.

Research has shown that these intergenerational interactions have fantastic benefits for both generations. In the UK and Australia studies have shown that activities that include children and older adults in a care facility can increase self-esteem and promote friendships. In Japan, shared play activities have been found to result in greater smiles and more conversation for elders.

These events bring young and old together and enrich the residents and children’s lives.

St Georges actively encourage visits from toddler groups, schools and youth groups to our home and the growing evidence suggests that building these unlikely friendships increases our residents’ sense of worth and wellbeing by sharing their life experiences with young people. It is also helping local primary school children better understand the older generation and bringing together the different generations to bond, socialise and enjoy each other’s company over structured, mutually beneficial activities.

Well here at St Georges it is obvious from the reactions, smiles and friendships that are being formed that it is definitely worth it and we are looking forward to our next ‘Tiny Steps’ visit.

St Georges Care Home offers specialist nursing care including trial stays, short stay and convalescent care for up to 67 people.

Visiting St Georges is the best way to experience life at the home and talking to residents about their experiences. If you would like to arrange an appointment to meet our Home Manager and the team or would like more information about how St Georges can meet your care needs or the needs of a loved one, please call 0808 223 5535 or click here to send an email.

St Georges

Home Manager

Terry Ford

Address

Kenn Road,
St George,
Bristol,
BS5 7PD

Contact
0808 223 5535
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