Visiting Manor House Care Home
Our series of trips to Manor House Care Home in Upton continued this week with a visit from a group of children from our Moreton nursery. As you may have seen on Channel 4’s recent series “Old people’s home for four year olds”, the benefits of old and young spending time together are huge. For the elderly with no close family, or young with no grandparents, the interaction helps with morale, learning from experiences and awareness of the world.
When we arrived the residents were pleased to see the children again and asked to see “the jungle book dance”. We spent time making pictures using glitter, leaves and glue and the children were very proud to present each resident with their own picture.
The children were engaged in different conversations. Telling them about their holidays and their new schools and the children also learnt things about the residents. Elizabeth used to have her own playgroup in Birkenhead and told us she missed seeing the children every day; Eric asked if we would come back at Christmas and sing carols for them; Irene was interested to hear about Harrison’s 3 dogs and told him she had her own dog called Paddington.
What a wonderful experience for two generations to come together and make friendships.
On arrival back at nursery, the children were asked what they enjoyed most about our visit to Manor House:
Archie – “I enjoyed speaking to my new friend Elizabeth.”
Ella – “I liked the ice cream and the lady kept my picture of a fish that I made”.
Olivia – “I was sitting by the table and drawing and talking.”