Little Jigsaw, a local nursery, is excited to have partnered up with Norley Hall and has loved watching the growing bond between the children and residents.
The nursery was recently featured in Wigan Today after coming fifth for the best-rated nursery in the borough and they are running a project to demonstrate intergenerational collaborations and asked if they could showcase their sessions at Norley Hall to the community.
The team visits Norley every Thursday with around five children aged between 1-4 to interact with the residents as part of their cuddle therapy.
Initially, the children felt anxious, but now they eagerly look forward to visiting their new friends and immediately rush to greet the residents upon arrival.
Intergenerational activities can have a positive impact on the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of the elderly. These relationships provide opportunities for connection, growth, and the mutual exchange of support and knowledge across generations.
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