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St George's Celebrates Silver Sunday with Local Community


Posted: 03-10-2022

Residents and scouts smile for a group photo

St George’s Park Nursing Home in Shropshire opened its doors to families, friends, and members of the local community, including the local Scouts, for an event to mark Silver Sunday and Grandparents Day on 2nd October. Aimed at combating loneliness in the older generation, Silver Sunday is a national day for older people, uniting people of all generations for a day of fun activities.

The 2nd Wombridge Scouts attended the St George’s Park celebrations, during which the children engaged in a range of activities, including dancing, singing as well as interacting with the residents. Research shows that intergenerational activities enrich the lives of older people while teaching younger children, care, empathy and compassion. 
 
Other attendees included older people from St George’s Methodist Church and members from Juniper Training Limited, a local training provider for younger people, which have worked closely with the home to create inventive activities for residents living with Dementia and other complex needs. 
 
Chelsie Hammond, Home Manager of St George’s Park, said:
“It was moving to see the children from the local Scouts talking, dancing and holding hands with our residents. The children showed the utmost care, and our residents were delighted to see the children. It was another great occasion to bring family members and residents together for quality time.” 
 
Operated by award-winning Rotherwood Healthcare, St George’s Park offers Specialist Dementia and Complex Care. For more information, please contact 01952 619850.