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Young children bridge the generational gap at Romford care home

PUBLISHED: 09:38 02 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:09 02 February 2018

More than 30 children came along to the first Play Days with cuddles and cakes event at Advinia Healthcare.

More than 30 children came along to the first Play Days with cuddles and cakes event at Advinia Healthcare.

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Children brought smiles to the faces of the elderly at an Advinia Healthcare care home this week.

Advinia Healthcare priory care home has gone from struggling to a Good CQC rating.Advinia Healthcare priory care home has gone from struggling to a Good CQC rating.

The Priory Care Home in Priory Road held their first monthly ‘Play Days with cuddles and cakes’ event on Monday, January 29.

People were invited to come into the home with their babies and children to interact with the residents, most of whom live with dementia.

Carla-Jayne Sanders, manager at Advinia Healthcare said: “This type of inter-generational work is amazing and such a tonic to the residents and children alike, plus it also forms a good time for mums and dads to get together and expand on their support networks.

“Children bring a lot of joy to the worlds of older people, just hearing a child laugh and totter past them lights up my residents faces with a smile and can encourage those who are non-verbal to begin chatting or trying to talk.”


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