Tops Devonport, located on Green Ark Children’s Centre, has launched a Joining Generations program with the local care home, Parkwood house Nursing home, on Exmouth Road.
Tops Devonport has been visiting Parkwood House every Thursday morning. The children at Tops Devonport, have taken part in a range of activities with the residents, so far, they have baked, painted, read, and sung songs.
Joining generations is such a wonderful thing to be a part of, our children’s little lives are improving the lives of the residents we visit. We laugh, sing, and read together and even spend time together at Christmas!Ciara Lightburn, Nursery Manager at Tops Devonport
Many studies have shown that social interaction between children and the elderly not only decreases loneliness but can also delay mental decline, as well as promote a number of health benefits including reducing frailty. There are also a number of benefits to the children, including increased confidence, risk-taking, and the opportunity to mix regularly with elderly people, which some children may not have the chance to do on a regular basis.
Tops Day Nurseries have over 30 nurseries across the South and Southwest. The eco-sustainable childcare provider offers Early Education and Care for children aged 3 months to school age, as well as before, after-school and holiday clubs for children up to 11.