Youngsters help beat loneliness by visiting St Albans care home
PUBLISHED: 21:00 30 December 2017
St Albans youngsters are working to beat loneliness this Christmas-time by visiting residents in a local care home.
Reception pupils at Cunningham Hill Infant School have been going to The Orchard Care Home since October, performing a song for the elderly people and inviting them to join in and play instruments.
Activity coordinator at the home Mitch Puscuta said: “We live in a segregated society where the young and old generation don’t have a real opportunity to interact with each other. We are now living in an era where children do not have access to their grandparents like they used to, so I really think we should do all we can to mediate this interaction between these two age groups, as it brings meaning, new energy, joy and enthusiasm to each others’ lives.”
A resident of the care home added: “I forgot about my age when I am in the company of these children. They bring joy in our care home”.