News PENCOED PUPILS CARE FOR THE ELDERLY AS YOUNG AND OLD COME TOGETHER IN PENCOED

Published by Natalie on 26th April, 2017

PENCOED PUPILS CARE FOR THE ELDERLY AS YOUNG AND OLD COME TOGETHER IN PENCOED


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Pupils from Pencoed Primary School have been busy entertaining the elderly residents of Glanffrwd Care Home as two generations of the same community enjoy time together.

With current research showing that 43% of older adults experience social isolation and loneliness, Pencoed Primary School has launched a family engagement programme that sees pupils and their parents visiting local care home Glanffrwdon a weekly basis. Children participate in various activities with the residents including arts and craft, story telling, singing, games and cookery.

Julie Jenkins of Pencoed Primary explains: “The children have the most powerful life experience whilst residents benefit from their laughter and excitement. Both generations are coming together through their sense of belonging, teaching eachother about their lives by sharing stories and ideas. It really is wonderful.”

Jade Robbins of Payton Jewell Caines adds: “This brilliant family engagement programme has given us and the school the opportunity to further strengthen our links in the local community. It has been a real honor to watch the children interact with the elderly residents. We are very proud to have helped make it happen.”

Situated in Pencoed, Glanffrwd Care Home is a purpose built 44 bedded care home offering Residential and Nursing care. It is run by HC-One, the largest independent care home operator in the UK.