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We had a wonderful time at Beechgrove Care Home on Easter Sunday. Residents and their families enjoyed our Easter egg hunt and there was an egg decorating workshop where the children got creative painting their eggs.
Residents thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with their loved ones and interacting with the children who joined them in their egg hunt and arts & crafts session.
The children were pleased with how their creative masterpieces turned out all while enjoying delicious easter treats served by the kitchen staff.
Some of the residents and children had a go at making easter bonnets. Everyone started out with a plain sun hat and then used the many decorations available to decorate their hat how they wished. Beechgrove has it's very own easter bunny who made the rounds greeting residents and children with chocolate treats.
There was also an easter hamper giveaway where one lucky resident won a hamper full of goodies.
We actively encourage intergenerational socialisation at our care home as often as possible, especially if it's spending time with loved ones. Incorporating intergenerational activities in care homes can benefit the lives of older people in a number of ways.
As residents have the opportunity to interact with younger people, they can share their life experiences and knowledge, and pass on their wisdom to the next generation which provides a sense of purpose and value. This sense of purpose and meaning can provide a positive outlook on the mental health of residents, and help to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. Participating in physical activities such as games or crafts, can also help improve an older individual's physical health and emotional well-being.
If you would like to learn more about life at Beechgrove or have any questions regarding our care services, the friendly team at our care home in Lanark will gladly assist you. Get in touch today by calling 01555 660331 or sending an email to email@example.com.