We’re very proud of Lyn, our activities co-ordinator at Pennington Court, who spoke at Leeds Civic Hall this March about our experience of forging intergenerational friendships between care home residents and primary school pupils.
The event was attended by Pennington Court residents and pupils from Greenmount Primary School, who have been getting to know each other over the past 18 months through playing games and sharing stories.
Other care homes and schools from across the city shared their stories of how intergenerational linking between young people and care home residents is shown to improve wellbeing and mental health outcomes for both.
The event was organised by Leeds DEC
, an educational charity that has been funded by the iwill Foundation, Dunhill Medical Trust, the Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport to run a programme supporting links between schools and care homes for the last 18 months.
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