Burnside promotes intergenerational activity with local school

Burnside Care Home in Laurencekirk has welcomed children from nearby Poppies Nursery School to come and interact with residents and do activities together. The nursery will continue to visit residents twice a month, to read, draw, and chat together. As well as the school visits, the care home has started to link up with different organisations in the community to give residents the opportunity to join in with groups and clubs. Currently, they are working with the local walking group, gardening club and the ‘Reminisce Group’ which is held in the local library. Marion Gordon, Burnside care home manager said: “It’s lovely to see the children and residents interacting with each other and enjoying each other’s company. I think intergenerational work is very beneficial for both the children and residents. “Our residents are thoroughly enjoying all the new activities we have introduced, and there has been great feedback about the gardening club and Reminisce Group.”