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Anya Court Care Home bridges the generation gap

18 April 2019

Anya Court Care Home bridges the generation gap

Anya Court, our care home in Rugby, bridged the generation gap on Wednesday by kick-starting a weekly sing-along activity for 0-4-year olds and their parents within the local community.

The home, on Dunchurch Road, will now host a weekly session on Wednesdays called Songs & Smiles held in association with not-for-profit social enterprise, The Together Project.

Songs & Smiles has been designed to entertain and engage everyone from the youngest to the oldest members of the group, through singing, movement, instruments, coloured scarves and bubbles.

Each session lasts approximately an hour, with the creative activity followed by refreshments and a meet and mingle with the homes residents and care team.

The purpose of the activity is to reduce loneliness, improve well-being, tackle ageism and unite local communities through joyful intergenerational activities.

Lifestyles Team Leader, Sue Mitchell said: “We are delighted to have introduced the weekly Songs & Smiles activity at Anya Court Care Home, as we know how intergenerational activities can help to improve the residents’ physical and emotional well-being.”

“Our first session went really well and we hope that local parents and their little ones will continue to come along and join us for a great morning of socialisation and fun.”

Founder of The Together Project, Louise Goulden said: “Our first Songs & Smiles session at Anya Court was such a wonderful experience. To see the residents and children enjoying each other’s company, all with huge smiles on their faces, was beautiful to watch. I’m so happy everyone had a great time and I can’t wait to do it all again!”

Anya Court’s next Songs & Smiles session will take place next Wednesday 24th April at 11:00am.

Each session is free however donations are welcome.

Location: 286 Dunchurch Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 6JA

For further information and to RSVP please email songs@thetogetherproject.co.uk.

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