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Songs & Smiles as Hutton View Care Home opens doors to joyful intergenerational activities

17 November 2022

Songs & Smiles as Hutton View Care Home opens doors to joyful intergenerational activities

Residents at Hutton View, our care home in Brentwood, Essex, welcomed a gaggle of young visitors into the home as part of a new weekly music session run by The Together Project.

Songs & Smiles, which will take place every Monday in the home, brings together 0-4 year olds, their grown ups and residents for music, movement, singing and the chance to develop long-lasting friendships.

Each session held at our residential and dementia home on Rayleigh Road lasts approximately an hour, with the main activity followed by refreshments and a meet and mingle with residents and the care team.

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

Speaking after the session, Lifestyles Leader at Hutton View Care Home, Hope Spencer said: “It has been so great introducing Songs & Smiles to the residents here at Hutton View. Already we can see how much the residents love it, by the end of each session, residents are smiling ear to ear and not wanting it to end. It is so lovely to see the relationships grow between the residents, parents, and the children.”

Micheala Dunn, parent of toddler Miley and baby Freya, who took part in a recent session said: “We had an amazing time, Miley was up dancing, helping hand things out and making the residents smile.  It was such a lovely group and session to be a part of and we are already looking forward to next Monday.”’

Louise Goulden, Founder and CEO of The Together Project added: “We are absolutely delighted to be bringing Songs & Smiles to Hutton View.  Seeing the beaming faces of residents, babies and parents is nothing short of magical and we can’t wait for next week.”

Hutton View’s Songs & Smiles sessions take place every Monday at 11:00am.

Each session is free however donations are welcome.

For further information and to RSVP to the next session visit thetogetherproject.org.uk/songs-and-smiles

Songs & Smiles at Hutton View Care Home

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