Juniper Training supports younger people with vocational experience, training programmes and apprenticeships to help improve employment prospects, while encouraging students to give back to the local community.
The students have developed a whole host of inventive activities for residents to enjoy, from crafting draw-string activity bags, to setting up a pen-pal writing initiative to tackle loneliness in the older generation. Research has shown that linking younger and older people is of mutual benefit. Residents build connections with younger people, while the students gain first-hand experience in social care, caring for the older generation.
Lifestyle Coordinator, Holly Preece, has said:
“Our residents have really valued the time with the students from Juniper Training, they have developed lots of creative ideas to motivate our residents and we are looking forward to working with them more in the future to see what other ideas they have.”
The students will be attending St George’s Park on 2nd September for the home’s Silver Sunday event which brings together all generations for a day of fun and free activities.
Operated by the award-winning Rotherwood Healthcare, St George’s Park offers Nursing, Dementia and Complex Care. To find out more, or to arrange a visit, contact 01952 619850
or visit www.rotherwood-healthcare.co.uk